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Old 09-17-2001, 06:36 PM   #7
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Default Re: Subaru AWD vs Volvo AWD (video, repost)

Originally posted by remarcable
Here's a german video showing offroad test between the Subaru Outback and the Volvo CrossCountry in german.
From the 'lilting' speach patternes of the narrator, I would guess that he was actually speaking Swedish, and not German. Although I am certainly not an expert.

Yeah the Volvo clearly was using an "open" differential / transfer case setup, whereas the Legacy (was this a VDC ?) was managing the torque split between the front and rear axles much more effectively. I would be curious to know was sort of Legacy was this... (Did it use a viscous coupling transfercase, or an electrnicly controlled clutch set up ?).
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