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Old 11-06-2011, 11:41 AM   #11
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the selectable 4wd is the key, rwd alone cars suck in the winter, and yukons and tahoes arent as good as cars for highway stability and sudden maneuvers
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AWD will always be the dominant drivetrain when it comes to police vehicles. I'd really like to see GM make the Caprice AWD. With the 6.0, it would be a real hard car to beat. The same also applies for Dodge and the Hemi Chargers.
They do make AWD Charger cop cars. the Dodge Charger AWD got the Winter Vehicle Award last year. The State of Nebraska has several in their fleet from the previous model along with the new ones. The SHO doesn't stand a chance of beating the Charger in sales, because they are too costly in maintenance. The turbos alone are causing problems already with reliability. The Ecoboost is a wicked combination, but it'* not as good as they say it is.
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the selectable 4wd is the key, rwd alone cars suck in the winter, and yukons and tahoes arent as good as cars for highway stability and sudden maneuvers
Only if you don't know what you are doing.
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Maybe they need to put some snow tracks on during winter time.

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Only if you don't know what you are doing.
Exactly. It'* all in the driver

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Maybe they need to put some snow tracks on during winter time.

Hey now that ain't a half bad idea
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if rwd'* are so good why dont you come up here and well see.i dont care if you have studded snows and limited slip you cant go that fast around corners, and wouldnt even be able to get out of my driveway. even if you did get out you wouldnt be able to maintain speed like my monte and bonnie without having to worry about the rear passing you. been there dont that wouldnt want to go back to the stone age.
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if rwd'* are so good why dont you come up here and well see.i dont care if you have studded snows and limited slip you cant go that fast around corners, and wouldnt even be able to get out of my driveway. even if you did get out you wouldnt be able to maintain speed like my monte and bonnie without having to worry about the rear passing you. been there dont that wouldnt want to go back to the stone age.
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The only problem that ever existed with RWD cars in snow was the boneheads driving them. If you don't know the laws of physics, your rear end can and will pass you!

Ever notice that with the wide availability of cheap traction control (i.e. ABS that will brake a spinning wheel) that RWD cars started reappearing again, ala Chargers, 300M'*, G8'* and the like? Now your typical clueless driver can mash the gas all they want and not kill themselves in light snow.
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You are absolutely right. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't know how to drive a RWD vehicle in winter. I had my 4x4 Ranger for 3 years. 3 winters, and most of the times I had trouble in 2wd was due to my own stupidity and lack of experience. Sure, there were times that I would have been better off with a fwd car, but I still managed.
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if rwd'* are so good why dont you come up here and well see.i dont care if you have studded snows and limited slip you cant go that fast around corners, and wouldnt even be able to get out of my driveway. even if you did get out you wouldnt be able to maintain speed like my monte and bonnie without having to worry about the rear passing you. been there dont that wouldnt want to go back to the stone age.
if RWD are so bad then why are 90% of cop cars and cabs are RWD? arent they the most cars on the road that put the most miles every year?

When it comes to snow, theres no ****** around. Tires & drive-train help but are not a must, driver is what counts, and no not talking about being professional, but more like careful.
In Fort mc you see 20 trucks/SUVs before you see one single sedan or coupe. its insane! yet most accidents or cars in the ditch are SUVs and truck? care to tell me why? because they all have the stupid mentality of AWD is god and nothing is going to happen, and usually they are the ones end up causing the trouble.
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