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Old 01-22-2008, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Originally Posted by Elcarim View Post
Now that I'm quoting the right message...........don't any of you guys go outside to.............you know!
Replace the swimming pool with Maine's cold air and George Costanza comes to mind.

 
Old 01-22-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Wednesday as I was pulling out from our driveway, I watched a guy in a 1.5 ton pickup, he had gotten the truck to stop perpendicular to the road, blocking both lanes. He worked at it and eventually got going again, but even as he drove off in the distance, his pickup kept fish-tailing.

4WD is great when off-road, and you can truly become seriously stuck with it.

I am a firm believer in Front-Wheel Drive, you just never fish-tail.

A lot of our neighbors drive pickups. Some may have 4WD, all use Rear-Wheel Drive on the pavement. It is very common, whenever you see these guys pulling out on to the pavement, or slowing to pull into their driveways, or simply driving in a straight line on flat level straight road; their pickups fish-tail.

I am looking for a Front-Wheel Drive pickup. Had one years ago, need another one.
I hate front wheel drive. I drove through that storm Thur night-Fri morn before the plows cleared the highway and it was a very tense drive. I would have rather had the rear wheel drive.

I'm not unskilled as a driver. I grew up driving RWD in the snow and have a little experience in dirt and asphalt racing on four wheels as well as two, and I find that there are things I can do with RWD that just can't be done with Front drive.

Maybe it's just a matter of experience, but I'll take RWD over front-only any day.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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Maybe it's just a matter of experience, but I'll take RWD over front-only any day.
I have also had tons of experience in RWD... and feel perfectly comfortable in one... up hill and down as well... but if we end up with FWD or AWD I will learn something new.

I may be asking for "slippery parking lot" recommendations...
 
Old 01-22-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I have driven both.

My money is on Front wheel drive. Driving on this ice and snow I see the difference everyday.

Some folks are fish-tailing and others aren't.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: On the water in Maine =)
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Replace the swimming pool with Maine's cold air and George Costanza comes to mind.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I wondered if anyone else watched that show!
 
Old 01-22-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I wondered if anyone else watched that show!
ROFLMAO! yes............
 
Old 01-22-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I wondered if anyone else watched that show!
I googled George Costanza. A fictional character in a 80's - 90's sitcom "Seinfeld".

Did you mean some other show?
 
Old 01-22-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I googled George Costanza. A fictional character in a 80's - 90's sitcom "Seinfeld".

Did you mean some other show?
Nope. That's him. Think male anatomy and cold water/cold Maine air.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Nope. That's him. Think male anatomy and cold water/cold Maine air.
I see, yeah, my beard she freezes right up.

My breath freezes to solid in my beard everytime it gets cold.
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