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Old 02-17-2002, 04:19   #1 (permalink)
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mad Why Do People Buy 4WDs Now?

Because you can't buy the product you want otherwise. For example, Ford can't even be bothered building an XR8 or half sporty wagon in their local range. But it gets worse because you can't order a V8 wagon unless you want a Fairmont. No Forte, no Futura, no Ghia, no SR.

Honestly, I shake my head in shame. I really do.....:dead:
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i just thought people bought 4wds to show the rest of us mere mortals how important they are :)
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Couldn't agree more Pete. V8 wagons while not selling more than the six, are a most important stable item IMO. Many a family man would love to combine a V8 with the family cruiser..
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confused

Don't 4WD come in at a lower duty than passenger cars?
This was originally in place so as not to disadvantage farmers & business.
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My Entire family drive 4WD's!!

My mum has a V8 Landcruiser, and both my sisters and my brother in law drives Honda CRV Sports.

My younger sis is the only one who has ever taken hers "off road".... well - I did... I took it out to the national park a couple of times and drove on some dirt tracks. (But they where the same dirt tracks I have driven my xr8 on)

The reason why they got them??

Well - the landcruiser was my dads... he liked 4WDing (he had a prado before), but wanted a V8 after I got the XR8.
My younger sis wanted to suck up and said "daddy can I have a car like yours but smaller?"... So my Dad bought her a Honda.
Then my other sis and her husband said "hey... if you are buying her a car - we want one too!!" So they got cars too!.
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Because they offer more alternatives and freedom and appeal to a different mindset.
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Would you take an xr beach driving.??
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Have to agree there my self. While i still love to own an XR8 Sedan, a wagon is very very pratical especially when hauling the mountain bike can't beat a wagon. If Ford did make a hi powered V8 wagon in manual i'll definitly be in the market for one later on.
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My Entire family drive 4WD's!!

My mum has a V8 Landcruiser, and both my sisters and my brother in law drives Honda CRV Sports.
Uhem. I've heard BS before, but calling a CRV a 4WD is a bit far fetched. It's 2WD with a hydraulic pump that drives the rear wheels only where significant speed differences occur between front and back ends. Now, given the pussbox nature of a CRV, this is never going to occur.

Of all the recreational vehicles out there, I despise CRV owners and their vehicles only slightly less than their HRV brethren.

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