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Old 02-23-2000, 05:58 PM   #1
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Question Me again, ?? about AWD vs 2WD??

I got another question for you people. Okay,
I want to know what are the big advantages and disadvantages of AWD vs 2WD?. I've never driven an AWD car before so I don't know whats the big advantage with AWD other than more traction(especially in winter). I've driven FWD(old Beretta GTZ) and RWD (current Camaro IROC)and the FWD seems pretty good to me(in winter). Is it easier to drift and slide an AWD car than it is a FWD? The reason I ask this question is that do I really need a car with AWD, like is it that important, because right now I got my eye on a Legacy Turbo(which i really like), but they're very hard to find, but if i go for a car with FWD it opens a lot more doors, you understand what I'm saying??
Now don't get me wrong, I would really like to have a Legacy Turbo, but it would be easier for me if I had more choices, like there are several FWD cars out there that I like, but i don't know, is the AWD system so benefical that I should just avoid all FWD cars all together and go for the AWD system???.
help, don't know what to do!!
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Old 02-24-2000, 06:50 AM   #2
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my gawd.... u have a lot of energy don't you...

IMHO - i will never drive a FWD vehicle again. period. the response, control, overall drive of the vehicle is COMPLETELY different... the car does drift and slide if you want it to, and it's easier to predict and control when it does...

yes, this is my first AWD vehicle - but i am converted have seen the light etc. I'll never go back!!
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Old 02-24-2000, 07:21 AM   #3
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I will never go back to FWD cars again. If anything I would go back to RWD/4WD (most likely an SUV).

I love my XT6 and my dad's Legacy, especially here in the Northeast where you can go from dry pavement to icy snow and icy patches in no time.

The control in a FWD just isn't there.

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Old 02-24-2000, 08:36 AM   #4
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Well so long FWD, AWD here I come!!
Thanks people.
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Old 02-24-2000, 06:42 PM   #5
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The only FWD which I would even look at is the Type-R. That's because it's so highly tuned that you will find it very hard to tune it more. Other FWD = heathens, unclean! inferior, infidels, plow ahead galore...... need I say more? FWDs generally have lousy weight distribution ne ways.
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Old 02-25-2000, 09:43 AM   #6
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Just one more voice in the cacophany...

It's kinda hard to put into words to describe it accurately, but after having driven my Superoo for the last two years, and now driving my wife's Integra (she got to keep my car so she can haul the baby ), I am constantly spinning the wheels. This is in the dry in 70 degree weather.

I guess that what I'm trying to say is that the AWD system is so transparent and confidence-inspiring that only when you drive a different car (read: FWD) do you realize just how good the AWD is.

Do enjoy your Turbo-Roo.

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