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Old 11-20-2012, 05:38 AM   #58
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Location: Wilmington, DE
2011 WRX wagon


Originally Posted by Jack ffr1846 View Post
What I don't quite understand is why anyone in Houston (or Florida or socal) would ever buy an AWD car. The hit on efficiency, power to the wheels and fuel mileage really makes you pay a premium for something that I always look at as a way to be able to get up my driveway in the winter.
^^^^ This.

Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO
Even front wheel drive cars are skittish and subject to Hydro plane. So there is plenty of reason to own an AWD car down here.
Give me a scientific evidence that AWD is SIGNIFICANTLY helping in hydro plane situations. And even if you gain 0.2% of wet traction because of AWD, does it really make it up for the all drawbacks of AWD? Again, show me evidence, I might be wrong. But there's a general delusional belief that AWD helps traction greatly in every situation. I blame marketing and commercials. I still respect your choice, I've always loved VWs.
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