Saturday, February 16, 2019
The Great Kansas City AWD Debate
This confessional argument for driver safety makes a good point and offers an alternative perspective for driving local streets which favors slow precaution rather than tech supremacy . . .
Argument Against AWD
Every so often when this a snowstorm happens there's always some MACHO idiot in the comments talking about how they get around better in snow than everyone else. They're the kind of d-bag who owns an all wheel drive vehicle or snow tires so believes it's ok to fly by traffic in the snow. That kind of thinking is what leads to pileups and deaths on the road. Here's why: Cars are heavy. And because they're heavy, manufacturers fit them with all wheel braking as standard. You don't get better brakes or better stopping power by buying an all wheel drive model. AWD makes the heavy thing start faster, but the stopping was already as good as they could make it.
It's a common trope around where I'm from, Canada, that first-time buyers wrap their machines around a tree because of this. They're more dangerous in some ways . . .
You decide . . .