Originally Posted by joenic53
I don't mean to hijack this thread but if someone could explain why the main choice of diesel is 4 x 4 and not 2wd, unless you do a lot of off-road driving. The 4x4 seems to have more resistance and maintenance issues compared to 2wd. Just looking for some info
For those of us that see snow in the winter, 4X4 is nice to have if not a must depending on where you live. Or like me 4wd is almost a must for my job, as some of the roads and driveways to job sites are the last to get plowed after it snows and when it rains they turn to mud.
Heck just today I had to use 4wd, had to back up a hill and the grass had a little dew on it. It went just fine in 2wd for the first 1/2 of the hill then the rear tires broke loose and I left two 12" wide marks in the lawn at my parents house. Turned the knob on the dash and didn't spin a tire the rest of the way.
I had a 2wd truck once, when I was 16. That is the first and last 2wd truck that I will ever have, unless I come across a very nice pre-1979 F-series for a toy.