just wondering if anyone ever uses their auto 4wd?
4 wheel drive would seem like a waste to me in Texas. I have never used any type of 4WD in rains (other than my Bravada because I had no choice) and I have never had problems. I used to have a Wrangler and a Z28 that I always drove in the rain as well and never had issues.Rocky07 said:SabreXray and GreatWhite496 are absolutely right! When I had my '02 Z71, I used the AWD when driving in heavy rains where it tended to cavitate in standing water. It really does help you to maintain control. My '07 LTZ is 2WD and while I miss that AWD feature, the traction control seems to be a good alternative to those conditions.
how does it drop your mpg if it never switches over to 4 wheel drive? I guess i could see where it would drop if it did switch.SamHouseIII said:I used to use it all the time when I first bought the AVA, When I found out you lose about 1-2 MPG i switched over to 2 wheel only.
That's what happened with me and the auto climate control. I believe the manual said just leave the AC button on and it would automatically run when needed. Well that put a dent in the fuel mileage also, now I just hit the AC button when I need to cool the interior.SamHouseIII said:I used to use it all the time when I first bought the AVA, When I found out you lose about 1-2 MPG i switched over to 2 wheel only.
Because it locks the front axle in. The added resistance with the axles shaft spinning contribute to loss of MPG...although 2 MPG seems quite excessive. I can see .5 MPG.kiser02av said:how does it drop your mpg if it never switches over to 4 wheel drive? I guess i could see where it would drop if it did switch.