mhsieh
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Best AWD Car

Fri Feb 21, 2003 4:53 pm

I would like to know what your thoughts are on the different AWD Cars/ Wagons out there such as Audi, Subaru, MB, BMW, Volvo....
 
flyf15
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RE: Best AWD Car

Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:04 pm

Hands down:


Audi allroad.
 
cfalk
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RE: Best AWD Car

Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:24 pm

It depends what you want to do with it. AWD cars like the Audi Quattro are fine for packed snow or ice on the roads, but not so good when you want to go off-road (little ground clearance).

If you plan on going offroad into the rocks or in the mud, like on hunting trips, you need something like an SUV than a AWD car.

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RE: Best AWD Car

Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:33 pm

The Skyine GTR V Spec wins hands down in this department!!! In Particular the R34 GTR model, truly AWESOME performance!!! Big grin
 
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RE: Best AWD Car

Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:35 pm

My bad spelling, that should read Skyline GTR.
 
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RE: Best AWD Car

Fri Feb 21, 2003 6:23 pm

You can't say anything bad about those little Subaru wagons.

I have seen them get into a lot of places you couldn't with a 4WD truck.

The reason is that they are narrow enough they could make it around some of the holes in the trail that those trucks would have to punch straight through.
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sudden
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RE: Best AWD Car

Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:00 pm

"I have seen them get into a lot of places you couldn't with a 4WD truck".

Yes, and if you stand next to one and happen to snezze, the damn thing flips over!
Audi or Volvo and I'm in.
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RE: Best AWD Car

Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:25 pm

Citroën 2CV Sahara....
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Skystar
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RE: Best AWD Car

Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:13 pm

Why is the allroad the best?

http://www.channel4.com/apps26/4car/special/videozone/main.jsp?pg=2&make=Audi&model=allroad&title=Audi%20allroad%20V6%20Auto&type=Driven%20100

Have a look at this video review. Don't think it was the best. The value for money part of the equation isn't there. Sure there are faster variants than the Volvo XC70s, but IMHO - if you want a rocket, a "lifestyle" 4WD isn't the way to go.

I'm a Volvo fan myself - good value compared to the German marques, great Q cars, low profile, responsible yet can be fun, and they don't have the associated 'badge snobbery' of certain brands.

I've driven the Cross Country on off road tracks, various muddy forest trails, etc and it's reasonably capable for a car based product. 209mm/8.2" of ground clearance is reasonable - it's not a truck, and doesn't pretend to be one. It's not as utilitarian as a truck.

The Haldex AWD system used in the latest S60/V70Rs, S60AWD & XC90 is also a fairly smart system - although it sends most torque to the front wheels during driving for fuel economy, it can send drive to other wheels within a fractoin of a wheel turn. The XC90 can do so much faster than the BMW X5 for instance.
 
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RE: Best AWD Car

Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:00 pm

I swear by my Subarus. We have two -- I have the sedan and my wife the Outback wagon. For affordability, probably the smartest choice you can make. I am thrilled with them -- and they both have 100,000-plus miles.
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