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Old 09-12-2019, 08:36 PM
toddFromPa toddFromPa is offline
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Default 2019 Terrain AWD Question

Why even bother with FWD when you have AWD available?

So I was going to make a left hand turn the other day and there was a bit of traffic. I was waiting a bit to make a turn at a stop sign and finally there was chance to turn. A car was coming but I felt I had plenty of time. I went to turn left and tried to accelerate while turning and it was a mess. The road was wet and the front wheels just spun. When it finally did go the torque steer was bad.

Three days ago I put the care into AWD and it has been so much nice. I can accelerate quickly out of a turn or on wet roads and the wheels don't spin and their is almost no torque steer. So why didn't GM just always have it in AWD mode? I don't understand why anyone with AWD would have it in FWD only mode. What's the point of the FWD mode?
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:33 AM
mogleybear mogleybear is online now
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Probably get a slight increase in fuel mileage, which is important to the manufacturer, not so much for the consumer.
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