It's definitely nice to see another Vibe-esque vehicle on the market!
Having owned AWD on my first gen Vibe, I think it is a complete waste unless you live in severe winter climates.
My view has always been that for most people AWD is not needed and only results in more cost, lower mpg and another thing to go wrong.
Vulcan05 wrote:My feeling exactly.
I agree 100% with all these statements! My dad and I were looking at a Chevy Trax at the local Chevy dealer a while back (on a Sunday of course
!). It was FWD and my dad was saying that he would want one with AWD. I told him AWD is really not necessary for us here in Chicagoland. Our winters are not that
bad. It will only add more money to the price of the vehicle and achieve lower gas mileage numbers than a FWD. Not to mention, it's just one more thing to have to maintain and one more thing that can go wrong. He pretty much agreed with me after I pointed all that out to him
Vulcan05 wrote:Also, here in blizzard land, we have a saying: "Four wheel drive allows you to go in the ditch twice as fast." And, you and get dug in four times deeper.
I like that quote! It's true. Last winter I saw more AWD and 4x4 vehicles in the ditch than FWD. People think if their vehicle has AWD or is a 4x4, they're invinicible in the snow and ice
. Give me a FWD in the snow any day!
Caretaker wrote:They gave anyone a $10 Visa card who drove one (after taking a breathalyzer)
This made me laugh out loud
It's actually pretty sad though that they have to give people a breathalyzer. Did they also ask to see a valid driver's license and proof of insurance?