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Old 05-18-2020, 11:58 AM   #12
Sid03SVT
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: CT
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RWD Camry
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As someone who lives in New England...
RWD = preferred 9+/- months out of the year
AWD = preferred 3+/- month out of the year
FWD = no thank you

After using AWD year round for what feels like an eternity, I went back to RWD for year round duty, Winter 2019/2020 was mild so it didn't really count, I was even on "high performance AS" tires to boot, winter 2020/2021 will be the determining factor, but I will be on a dedicated set of winter wheels & tires by then. I've always run two sets, regardless of drive wheels.

To the articles point - I don't think it's a matter of "Americans prefer AWD to FWD" it's a matter of "Americans prefer CUV/SUVs to sedans/hatchbacks - the majority of which happen to be AWD, primarily due to trim level".

Put the average american driver in a silver badge-less corolla, then impreza, then in a *4 cylinder economy rwd sedan not found* and they probably won't be able to tell you which wheels are doing the driving.
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