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Old 01-13-2019, 07:29 PM
 
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Hi,
I am moving to Austin from Minnesota. I got 4 x 4 truck here. Do I need 4 x 4 in Austin ? should I sell 4 x 4 and buy 2 wheel drive truck ?
Also I have question about area. I have 3 kids, all less than 5 years old. I am thinking of south round rock , north of Austin and Plugerville as a place to call home. What do you guy think of those area ?
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Lots of 4x4s around here, but you certainly don't 'need' them .

Live close to where you are going to work. If you work north, those places should be fine.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:14 PM
 
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Hi,
I am moving to Austin from Minnesota. I got 4 x 4 truck here. Do I need 4 x 4 in Austin ? should I sell 4 x 4 and buy 2 wheel drive truck ?
Also I have question about area. I have 3 kids, all less than 5 years old. I am thinking of south round rock , north of Austin and Plugerville as a place to call home. What do you guy think of those area ?
dont need 4x4, but there also isnt any reason to sell. I drive a 4x4 and use it to drive on texas beaches and muddy ranch roads.
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Old Yesterday, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Austin
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There's no snow and nowhere to offroad so no, you don't need 4WD
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Old Yesterday, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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You don't "need" a 4 x 4 here. But, some people see the 4 x 4 as a status symbol and it's a cool thing. They're all over the place here, but it's also Texas and everything is bigger in Texas.
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Old Yesterday, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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[...]everything is bigger in Texas.
Not the mosquitoes! Those bastard bugs in MN are nightmare sized!
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Old Yesterday, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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Everything is not actually bigger in Texas. But you can never convince a Texan of that.
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Old Yesterday, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I have a 2wd Jeep Cherokee and occasionally take it on the beach at Mustang Island or through a rock bottom creek out in the Hill Country. Owning a 4wd has never been a priority, but then again neither has driving through heavy snow or “muddling around” off road.

The areas the OP mentioned are fine for raising families, just as long as he works north.
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Old Yesterday, 11:01 AM
 
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No not required if you wont be using it for a vacation vehicle. I have a 4x4 to use for beach recreation here. The recreation also exercises the components and to get away from all of the people.
I would rather have the 4x4 when I vacation to be prepared for fun or for what mother nature decides.
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Old Yesterday, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Not the mosquitoes! Those bastard bugs in MN are nightmare sized!
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Everything is not actually bigger in Texas. But you can never convince a Texan of that.
Okay guys.
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