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Old 04-11-2019, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by imtjm View Post
again, your comment is based on misinformation/lack of information about what xdrive is and isn't and what is for or isn't for. moreover, just because you have been driving 2wd cars for 50+ years is meaningless regarding the purpose of xdrive. The comment is also like saying well I've been driving without a seatbelt, airbags, antilock brakes, etc for 50+ years without a problem.

That sounds like a lot of car salesman talk to me.

I've gone 45 years in between my (dumb and selectable) 4WD and Frau Putzer's (smart, full-time) AWD. I was fine. Four of my 2WD cars had limited slip or locking differentials though. LSD or LD keeps 2WD... 2WD, instead of 1WD and with the one tire being the one on ice, sand, mud, etc.

I have it on high authority that a Porsche Cayenne can outrun a Carrara 2S in the rain at Barber Motor Sports Park. But, that's only when you're going over 100 MPH in the rain.

Here's a good reason to avoid xDrive if you don't need it...
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