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Hard doing doughnuts in 4 wheel drive
not with the v6...turn off the traction control and put the hammer down...with my stock run flat tires i could do power slides in the rain...fun fun fun...
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Your 2007 is not awd all the time...the rear wheels engage when the computer deems it necessary, when the button is pushed up to 25MPH and from a start...
Wow, thanks! That's the shortest, most concise explanation I've ever seen! A perfect copy & paste for likely many future usages.

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Wow, thanks! That's the shortest, most concise explanation I've ever seen! A perfect copy & paste for likely many future usages.
We had Chinese that night, got all that from a fortune cookie...
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I am interested to see how this AWD will perform compared to our '11 outback...which is Full time AWD and is amazing in snow and slippery conditions. My expectation is that it will not perform as well in the snow/slippery conditions as the OB because it is not a true AWD system. Personally...I think that Audi and Subaru have the best AWD systems on the market. In purchasing this car the final two choices were the Subaru Crosstrek and the RAV. Wifey-poo liked the RAV best...
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I am interested to see how this AWD will perform compared to our '11 outback...which is Full time AWD and is amazing in snow and slippery conditions. My expectation is that it will not perform as well in the snow/slippery conditions as the OB because it is not a true AWD system. Personally...I think that Audi and Subaru have the best AWD systems on the market. In purchasing this car the final two choices were the Subaru Crosstrek and the RAV. Wifey-poo liked the RAV best...
I think you'll find the RAV AWD system to be just fine in bad weather. If you do a search on here you'll find lots of discussions about it.
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I am interested to see how this AWD will perform compared to our '11 outback...which is Full time AWD and is amazing in snow and slippery conditions. My expectation is that it will not perform as well...
I expect that under acceleration the power delivery will be very similar. The main difference will be that the rear drive on the RAV4 disengages on deceleration or braking. Probably wouldn't be noticeable under "normal" driving but on twisty back roads at speed it will be different. Better or worse? We'll let you report.

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