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Old 01-23-2007, 03:59 PM
 
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Relocating to Loveland Colorado, currently living in Florida. Came from the Pacific Northwest and never once owned a 4 wheel drive, I always had a front wheel drive or a 2 wheel drive. Thanks for the info
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:08 PM
 
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Smile Front wheel drive

Hello we live in pueblo west but commute to Colorado springs and the san Isabel area and my front wheel drive does better than my 1 ton dually 4x4 unless it gets extreme as in up in the mountains or off road so you will do just fine with front wheel drive ,Just MY opinion
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:15 PM
 
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Thank you for your prompt response. Have a great week
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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Get some snow tires for winter driving. They make a huge difference. Loveland will have way worse road conditions than Pueblo.
Paul
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:52 PM
 
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FWD or AWD car based drive is the way to get around on the black ice conditions in CO.

Off road 4x4 suspension is set up to deal with soft & deep stuff, not the ice.

I'd rate Loveland and Pueblo about the same for driving conditions in an average snowfall/temperature year. Pueblo has a shorter winter, but can still have the "black ice" road conditions during the season.
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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My 1993 Honda Accord (EX) does pretty well on the roads when I have decent tires.

They are better on gas, better in resale value than most 4x4s and easy on the insurance.

While I did get stuck during the the second blizzard (the one right before Christmas) I have been driving on front wheel drive for most of my driving years since I was 16 in the mid 80s. I have had a truck, a bigger truck and a Suburban...but for the value and upkeep, give me a front wheel drive.

I can't say that I wouldn't have appreciated having one of my trucks or the Suburban during these last weeks but for the most part, I plan ahead and go it slow.
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