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Old 06-17-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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we are moving to Fargo from Florida. My husband is insisting on selling my minivan (which I love) to buy a 4 wheel drive truck. Is this really necessary?!?! If do not have a 4 wheel drive will I be stuck in a snowdrift? Will my kids get left at school because I couldn't make it through the snow? What do you think?
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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we are moving to Fargo from Florida. My husband is insisting on selling my minivan (which I love) to buy a 4 wheel drive truck. Is this really necessary?!?! If do not have a 4 wheel drive will I be stuck in a snowdrift? Will my kids get left at school because I couldn't make it through the snow? What do you think?
If you live in town a minivan is perfectly fine. We just got one too...and I know many others in the town I live in have them and it performed just fine last winter. Streets are plowed enough so that snow does not collect too deep and we didnt notice any large issues with slipping/sliding either. Just use normal caution and no sudden stops. But I say keep the minivan.

Now...if you lived out in the country and depended on getting to town via a lightly maintained county road or local driveway to a main road...that is a different story and a 4x4 is highly desirable.

Dan
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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as said above, just use common sense when driving on snow. I've had an escort for a couple of winters and did just fine, my friend had a cobalt and she did just fine. My mom has a minivan that i had to borrow a couple times and it was easy. I'ts the driver, not the vehicle honestly. Just know how to pump the breaks, or if you have anti-lock breaks you're good.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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we are moving to Fargo from Florida. My husband is insisting on selling my minivan (which I love) to buy a 4 wheel drive truck. Is this really necessary?!?! If do not have a 4 wheel drive will I be stuck in a snowdrift? Will my kids get left at school because I couldn't make it through the snow? What do you think?
Honnestly, selling a minivan to go to Fargo would be increadibly silly. You'll be fine in a minivan. You'll be in the minority if you have a 4x4.
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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It has been said a 4x4 just allows one to get stuck deeper in more inaccessible places.
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