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Old 07-26-2013, 12:02 PM
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guess you don't trek up north in the winter. lol
How far north are we talking about? I travel up to PA about halfway up the east side to see family. Again, rare to have any significant snow. If the weatherman is calling for really bad weather, I am probably not going to travel, even with 4wd.

Back in the 50's when PA got a bunch of snow, my parent and grand parents made it around without 4wd. Now everyone is afraid to go out in the rain without thier 6000lb 4wd SUV. I find it rediculous. IMHO
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In your neck of the woods, 4x4 without a doubt. One of the things I have found over the years is one's travel may typically not take them off road or in conditions where 4x4 is warranted, but all you need is that one time when you need it. That one time in my mind pays for itself.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:18 PM
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I would go 4X4 without hesitation!
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i vote 4x4...............
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I have a 2wd and love it. For the few days a year we get snow I dont need 4wd. I dont offroad it either.
You know I'm kind of feeling bad for you and the lack of snow, so if you'd like I can try and arrange to have some of ours sent your way??

Just a thought? LOL...
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You know, this thread just made me think about why I chose a 4x4. Haven't gone snowboarding in a while, but I'd like to. Haven't gone offroading in a while, but I'm itching too. And last most important reason! I went to the lake last weekend and discovered large amounts of slime/fungus on the boat ramp. Backed down and had no choice but to get rear wheels down into it to launch the boat. Went to pull out and felt rear wheels sliding and truck going side ways. Put her in 4Auto and out we went. For these reasons, is why I swear by a 4x4.
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How far north are we talking about? I travel up to PA about halfway up the east side to see family. Again, rare to have any significant snow. If the weatherman is calling for really bad weather, I am probably not going to travel, even with 4wd.

Back in the 50's when PA got a bunch of snow, my parent and grand parents made it around without 4wd. Now everyone is afraid to go out in the rain without thier 6000lb 4wd SUV. I find it rediculous. IMHO
Yup. I've dealt with 2wd trucks in snow, and got around with it because I had to. I have a 4wd truck now for getting around in snow. I'll take the 4wd over the 2wd any day of the week, even though I know how to get around in a 2wd in the winter. It is just that much less stress.
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I've lived in the country about 5 miles outside of town for about 15 years now. We don't get a lot of snow, but some every years. We have also had a few pretty big storms. I also have a driveway that is about 600 feet long. All that said, there is probably only about 5 times I HAD to have 4 wheel drive to get around. Those days I could have just stayed home. All that said, 4 wheel drive without a doubt if you can afford it.
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well the deal I had with a guy to get a 4x4 fell though so it looks like I'm going to have to deal with a 2wd for a little bit till I can afford to get me a bigger 4x4 truck.
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My choice would always be 4WD over 2WD, if nothing more than for the unknown.
Exactly - then again you'd be crazy not to get a 4x4 here in the PNW
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