Tag: AWD

18 Posts

Feb 09, 2017

If You Want to Go Off-Road, Get a True SUV

Dear Car Talk

Evan asks if a newer crossover will handle backcountry exploration like the more rugged trucks of yore.

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History of Suburu in the USA
Feb 08, 2016

Every Subaru Sold In New England Comes From This Guy

Craig Fitzgerald

Ernie Boch, Jr. is the CEO of Subaru of New England. He was on CNN talking about his support for Donald Trump and compared his choice for president: "it’s 2 a.m. and there’s a few girls at the bar, you have to go home with one of them,” Boch said. “So, you have to pick who you are with.”

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Dec 17, 2013

Snow Patrol: All-Wheel Drive Won't Help Without Winter-Friendly Tires

Jim Motavalli

My 2014 BMW has AWD and traction control, but it slipped all over the road during the recent winter storm. Why? Blame the performance tires.

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Driving a sedan in snow
Jan 01, 2010

Which is better for the frozen north: an SUV or a lower-riding car?

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I am a doctor living in an area that typically can get 6 to 8 inches of snow on the ground at some point in the winter. Snow plows are not always out on the roads when I drive. For this reason...

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does putting in an extra fuse to make all wheel drive permanent shorten its lifetime
Nov 01, 2007

Today: the secret costs of owning an all-wheel-drive vehicle.

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I'm writing to you from hot and sunny Phoenix. My wife and I currently own a 2004 Subaru Forester. We bought an all-wheel-drive vehicle because we hope to be living someplace where it snows within the next few years. We love...

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van recommendations for a long-time jeep owner who needs more space
Aug 01, 2006

What's the right car for Jody and her Westies? Tom and Ray discuss the options, in today's letter to Car Talk.

Dear Car Talk

I am beginning to look for a new car, a minivan. I currently drive a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport, which I love, but I need something bigger (I do a lot of things with my Westies, and I need more space...

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what is the difference between full time and part time four wheel drive
Aug 01, 2005

Four-Wheel Drive: Full Time vs. Part Time

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Larry test drove a four-wheel drive Jeep Liberty and thinks some of the stuff the salesman told him about part time and full time four-wheel drive was just plain wrong. Can Tom and Ray set the record straight?

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is there something about suvs that makes them more dangerous on ice
Feb 01, 2005

Why are so many of the vehicles I see stuck in snowy weather SUVs?

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I recently drove from Mississippi to Oklahoma to visit my family for Christmas I made my trip one day after a winter storm moved through the area I saw several vehicles off in the ditch which I presumed were accidents...

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which is the better feature in the snow front-wheel drive or anti-lock brakes
Nov 01, 2003

Is a front-wheel drive car with anti-lock brakes safer than an all-wheel drive car without ABS?

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My girlfriend who lives in Maine insists that her all-wheel-drive Subaru is safer in the snow than my Buick LeSabre with front-wheel drive I maintain that my Buick has anti-lock brakes which makes it safer than her car Who is...

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Aug 01, 2002

What is "limited slip differential"?

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I'm planning to buy a new Toyota RAV and I know I want all-wheel drive and an anti-lock braking system We'll mostly use it on-road but sometimes we have to drive in snow and ice in the winter and up...

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