Last post on Sep 15, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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Subaru Forester, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Liberty, Ford Escape, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Saturn VUE, SUV
#4939 of 4944 Re: Grand Vitara / traction systems [xostnot]
Sep 24, 2009 (9:17 am)
Low range is very tough on the tranny because it locks the diffs.I would rather have more brake wear than more tranny and drivetrain wear. My former Jeep had quadra-drive. It could send 100% torque to any one wheel during slip conditions. I used low range once, but didn't really need it.
#4940 of 4944 Re: Audi - active rear diff [ateixeira]
Sep 24, 2009 (9:33 am)
Yet another such system - I read that Cadillac has one for the new SRX, supposedly. Haven't read about how it works, yet.
#4941 of 4944 Re: Jeeps [paisan]
Sep 14, 2011 (1:37 pm)
You are lucky. I just replaced the entire drive-shaft at a cost of over $1,500. GM would not cover it. I will never buy another G.M. product again. All my life I have always bought G.M. but never again. They really have gone to the dogs. They do NOT build a quality vehicle any more. Buy American? I would if they could build a decent vehicle! And don't diss me because of this comment. I am 60 years old and have owned many vehicles....all American built, but never again..we have lost the auto market due to low quality, high cost and horrible service.
#4942 of 4944 Buy American? Not any more.
Sep 14, 2011 (1:50 pm)
I hate to write this but I feel I have to. I am 60 years old and have always bought G.M vehicles, one was a Ford. I have a Saturn Vue now and that vehicle is the worst I have ever owned. Sad to say American built vehicles no longer have the quality they used to. On top of poor quality, they are too expensive and the service is horrible. I am a Vietnam Vet so don't even question my patriotism. The bottom line is that American built vehicles SUCK. My next vehicle will be a Toyota or any thing not U.S. built. Sorry, but things have changed and I need to change with this reality.
#4943 of 4944 Re: Buy American? Not any more. [dwester]
Sep 15, 2011 (9:43 am)
I'm pretty sure the RAV4 is built in North America as well. The Forester is built exclusively in Gunma, Japan, FWIW.