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svorps, Omak, WA, October 06, 2009, 17:37
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Looking into buying this vehicle at Toyota lot. Salesman says it's a 4WD, but yet it has no buttons to engage it into 4WD. Anyone know if this is really a 4WD and does it perform like a regular 4WD vehicle?

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    dandd October 09, 2009, 11:28
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    If there are no buttons for 4WD then that usually means that it is AWD all the time. I have known some people who have them and they are as typically reliable as most Toyotas. The AWD eats the gas though, ( as does any AWD car, ) so I would not get the AWD unless I really needed it

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    Visitor, September 10, 2010, 15:12

    WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A MASTER ON THIS SITE? MUST BE EASY OR YOU RUN THIS SITE... IT ACTUALLY IS 4WD, IF IT WERE AWD ALL 4 TIRES WOULD SPIN @ ALL TIMES. THIS PARTICULAR SYSTEM USES TORQUE MANAGEMENT THROUGH THE CENTER DIFFERENTIAL. IT IS PRIMARILY FRONT WHEEL DRIVE UNTIL THE FRONT END SLIPS, THE REAR THEN ENGAGES. HENCE 4WD!

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    suefecteau November 11, 2009, 16:48
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    Its built in and automatic 4 wheel drive, works great!!

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