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      08-21-2007, 10:53 PM   #1
NikAmi
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Is AWD really necessary?

Hi guys. I live in PA and we get a decent amount of snow here. I have been driving a monster SUV with full time 4WD (Toyota LandCruiser) for the past few years and even with that, I have fish tailed quite a few times. I am getting a new car soon and I was wondering if you guys thought that AWD would be worth it? I read an article in a magazine recently that mentioned that stability and traction control systems were getting so advanced that AWD wasn't a requirement anymore. Can I get away with a RWD car in this area of heavy precipitation or should I spring for the AWD? Considering I have never owned a RWD sports car before, I am leaning towards that end of the spectrum, but safety comes first so...