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Old 11-01-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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E have a 2004 Honda 4-wheel drive CRV which we have towed for more than 30,000 miles without a problem. Any comments about the 4-wheel drive vs the 2-wheel drive?

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Old 11-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by jfolktns View Post
E have a 2004 Honda 4-wheel drive CRV which we have towed for more than 30,000 miles without a problem. Any comments about the 4-wheel drive vs the 2-wheel drive?
I also have a CR-V. Mine is a 2003 4 wheel drive. It is 4 wheel drive but has no low range so it might be good for snow but it doen't have enough umph to pull it thru sand. I tried and found a nice fellow to pull me out after my wife said "I don't think you should do that". Other than no low range, I prefer the 4 wd although I think the 2 wd would be just as good.

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Old 11-01-2011, 08:51 PM   #3
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It all depends on how you are going to use the CRV and what you need. I have no need for 4 wd, so I got 2 wd...works fine for me.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:18 PM   #4
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The 4wd is on demand anyway---mostly a 2wd vehicle unless your front wheels slip. Handy in snow and wet-----but 2wd are sure footed as well---ours is 4wd
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About all they sell in the Pacific NW is the 4 wheel. On our third one, all with 4wd. Never a problem.
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I could probably get away with the 2wd 99.99% of the time, but the extra confidence the "on demand" system gives me is worth it in my book. I'm never going to expect it to do any serious off roading, but 2 tracking is something I do regularly with it. Pulling out into traffic on a highway from a dirt road is a place where it'll come in handy, and as we're based in MI, with a second home in northern MI, it's ability to keep us out of trouble in all but the most serious snow storms is welcome as well.

When looking at used, I'm not sure the 2wd vs. 4wd pricing is all that much anyway. They're trouble free, so even if there is much difference, they're worth it from where I'm sitting.

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