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Which is better to own, a 4x2 or 4x4 & Why?
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4X2 109 28.09%
4X4 250 64.43%
Don't Have My truck yet... But I prefer a 4X4! 17 4.38%
Don't Have My truck yet... I prefer a 4X2!!! 10 2.58%
Still Undecided On what to buy 2 0.52%
Total: 388 votes 100%
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P3102
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4x2 or 4x4?



What do you own, a 4x2 or 4x4 and why?

I'm trying to make up my mind between the two and need a tie breaker.

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Canadian scape
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Registered: Jul 2002
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I live in northern Canada and the 4x4 is nice in the winter.

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skyforse
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I am in the same boat as Canadian Scape, lots of snow and ice in these northern canadian winters, that and we do a lot of backwoods 4x4ing into lakes around our place for camping, swimming and quading. I find it's really versatile.

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kiltman49
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I live in San Antonio, Texas and have no use for 4X4 for my needs. It all depends where you live and the driving conditions.....


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graz34
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I say go for the 4x4 if cost is not an issue. It handles better in all weather, does not decrease fuel economy, and it always there just in case. Plus, take away the all wheel drive and you are driving a tall wagon with front wheel drive. If you are going to buy an SUV, go all the way and get the 4x4.


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Tim
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4X4 - You got to be able to play in the mud and snow.


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Scapee
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Registered: Jun 2002
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When I traded in my Ranger, one of the big dings was no 4x4. I figure the 4x4 on the 'Scape will pay off at trade in time.


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danno
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Registered: Oct 2001
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Canada here. 4 snow Blizzaks DMZ-02s with the locked 4x4 = unbelivable traction last winter...wow.

4x4 all the way.


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skyforse
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Where in Canada are you danno?
Canadian Scape and I are from northern alberta.
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jbogart
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Might as well go for the 4X4, they will be easier to unload (sell) when you decide it's time for a new vehicle


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Taildragon
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Registered: Aug 2002
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4x4

Why? Two Words.

RESALE VALUE


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pkmgarf
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Registered: Jun 2002
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I live in Wisconsin, we do get a hefty amount of snow and ice, but not as much as Canada. I have the 4X2. As long as it's not rear wheel drive, most cars work fine in the car. To be honest, I don't think I would have turned the four wheel drive on mor than a few times. The dealer tried to sucker me into it, "But it'll raise the resale value." Yeah, but I did my homework, and it doesn't raise it more than what you pay for it in the first place. So far my 'Scape is doin good, no snow yet, but when there is, the skiis go in, and it'll get its test.


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Canadian scape
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I agree, you might not even get the value out of the 4x4 for resale but i think you would have an easier time selling it over a identical 2wd.

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geochemistry
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Registered: Jun 2002
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In Austin, Texas we don't have much snow or dirt roads. I got the 4X4 for foul weather driving safety. And from some of the floaters that were experienced this summer, I'm really glad I chose the 4X4.


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