I just bought a 2009 AWD and...

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Sunny
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I just bought a 2009 AWD and...

Post by Sunny » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:40 am

I am in love! But I have a couple questions... My 2005 is a base model (and, yes, I have kept it because it has almost 204k on it, and I love it) so it was only FWD. My AWD feels "washy" in the back and bouncy over the frost heaves in the road, so I wonder if I should have the sway bars and struts looked at? Or if that is kind of standard in an AWD vehicle in general? Mind you, I just drove it off the used car lot yesterday, so I may not be used to the AWD if that is indeed the way it reacts.

zbyers
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Re: I just bought a 2009 AWD and...

Post by zbyers » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:44 am

It's probably worth having them looked at depending on the mileage. I don't think I've really noticed a big difference in ride between our FWD and AWD Vibes.
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jolt
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Re: I just bought a 2009 AWD and...

Post by jolt » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:15 pm

As zbyers said, you should have it inspected and checked out. Depending on the mileage and the area of the country the car came from, it could be a number of different things making it feel like that.

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