Originally Posted by mackman1994
With 4x4 I always say it is better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it!!!!!!!
The additional maintenance cost it very minimal with today's transfer cases. You will have more of an effect on fuel mileage by how heavy your foot is than by having 4x4. I know I give up a couple hundred lbs in weight but I'm good with that.
I have had 4x4's all my life and never once did I say to myself " dang , wish I didn't have this 4 wheel drive". On the other hand I have been very thankful that I did have it several times.
It's like having a sliding 5th wheel on regular bed. People will say " you don't need that if you know what you're doing". I'm sure many people that have sliders know what they're doing but there are times when things are just out of your control no matter how well you plan. The same thing applies to 4x4. If you plan to travel, camp and see new places you don't always know what's waiting for you on the way to your destination or when you get there.
Just my thoughts on 4x4 and another view point to consider. OK all you anti-4x4 guys, let me have it..lol