Tag: front-wheel drive

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Front-wheel drive pickups
Jan 13, 2016

2017 Honda Ridgeline: The Return of the Front-Wheel-Drive Pickup

Craig Fitzgerald

It's been 32 years since a front-wheel-drive pickup was available in the United States. Where'd they all go?

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How front-wheel cars work
Dec 26, 2014

A Wellspring of Misinformation!

Dear Car Talk

Today: Marc's dealership told him that if he wants to avoid getting stuck on ice in his front-wheel drive Nissan Altima, he should always make sure to park with his right tires on the dry pavement. Is this how front-wheel drive cars work, or does his dealer have his head up his differential? Car Talk explains, right here.

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Why aren't pickups front-wheel-drive
Dec 01, 2011

Are we ever going to see front-wheel-drive pickups?

Dear Car Talk

Rick wants to know where the alternatives to expensive four-wheel-drive pickups are hiding. Aren't they easier to handle on slippery roads?

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why did front-wheel drive disappear from the 1930s to the 1970s
Dec 01, 2006

Why was the idea of front wheel drive shelved from the 1920s to the 1970s?

Dear Car Talk

I ran across an interesting bit of history recently. It seems that Cord made a front wheel drive car in 1929. I also found out that Mr. Cord put himself in dire straits with the Securities and Exchange Commission by valuing...

front-wheel drive history

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?

Dear Car Talk

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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Sep 01, 2001

Are there any advantages to front-wheel drive if you don't live in a wintry climate?

Dear Car Talk

Except for the most expensive cars these days almost all cars are front-wheel drive But unless one lives in a snowy or icy climate I can't see any advantage to front-wheel drive -- except to the repair people who get...

front-wheel drive rear-wheel drive

Mar 01, 2000

4WD, AWD, front/rear-wheel drive for winter driving? How about "traction control"?

Dear Car Talk

I've been thinking about buying a new car and one of my big concerns is performance in the snow I'm looking for a full-sized car but I'm confused about whether I should be looking for all-wheel drive front-wheel drive or...

winter AWD 4WD front-wheel drive rear-wheel drive snow tires

Mar 01, 1999

Front-Wheel Drive vs. Rear-Wheel Drive

Dear Car Talk

Peter wonders about the pros and cons of front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive and why is Volvo so proud that its entire fleet front-wheel drive while at the same time Mercedes brags that its cars are rear-wheel drive.

front-wheel drive rear-wheel drive

Jan 01, 1999

Can I convert my AWD car to front-wheel drive during the 6 months of the year with good weather?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Subaru Outback As you know this is an All-Wheel Drive vehicle in which the four-wheel drive mode is always on I got a flat tire soon after I bought the car While checking the owners manual for...

AWD fuel economy front-wheel drive DIY

Dec 01, 1998

Should you park a manual transmission in 1st gear or reverse? Depends on whether you have front-wheel drive...and on whether you get towed.

Dear Car Talk

Several years ago on one of your radio puzzlers you had a case of a husband and wife who had identical cars with manual transmissions that got towed After the tow one car worked and the other didn't Your answer...

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