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07-09-2012, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Dorian2 View Post
@ tips

This won't answer any of your questions, just an observation really. I'm kind of surprised there are not more AWD's for wagons on the market in Canada. Despite last winter's great roads, the typical Edmontonian and many other Canadians really could use AWD or 4x4. I don't know if I'm in the minority or not, but I do not use winter tires, drive a 4x4, and will never go back to FWD.....ever.

I would think Edmonton would be a good area to sell these types of vehicles...I guess not.
No, you're in the ignorant majority actually.
AWD and 4x4 will do nothing to slow your car down faster on ice and snow. All it will help you do is gain traction to get rolling. It's people with the same opinion as you that make the roads that much more unsafe during the winter months.

There's nothing safer in icy conditions than FWD with proper winter tires. I wish AB would impose the same bylaws that Quebec did a few years ago and make proper winter tires mandatory after a cut off in october.

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