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Old 04-17-2019, 04:43 PM
angelzero angelzero is offline
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My ignorant sunny-California living self says, all cars have four wheel stop, but xDrive gives you two extra wheels to get in trouble with. It might give you overconfidence and allow you to bring excess speed and otherwise surpass handling limits. And if it also makes you not get snow tires, that's probably a bigger win. I just want a numerical % traction gain comparison from AWD vs. RWD snow tires.

Reminds me of another quote "Intelligence is like four-wheel drive. It only allows you to get stuck in more remote places."
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