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Old 09-02-2012, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by solstice View Post
I'll definitely take the oil burner for a spin back to back with the V6 before deciding. Just to be clear are you saying that you think the diesels awd is superior in adverse conditions ( snow, mud, steep terrain etc. ) due to the manual diff. center lock and that the other models are superior only in dry performance driving? This could tip the scale to the diesel even with a more unknown reliability record and the slight risk of not finding a diesel pump in the WA back-countries.
If anything, in back-countries, it would be easier due to tractors, etc. Just make sure to fill up with D2 and not the dyed diesel
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