Yeah...4x4 is for going off-road and possibly hauling stuff off-road. But if all the hauling is on road, I would get a 2WD just because the 2WD usually can haul a bit more due to lighter weight of the vehicle and also saves gas because it's lighter.Captain_Toyota said:For me, if Im going to get an SUV, Id want one that I can take off-road and tow with.
Thats what SUVs are supposed to be all about. If you dont want to go off-road or tow, why not get a Matrix or a Sienna?
Some people want to be "cool" and have an SUV, but dont want the harsh ride and dont need the off-road capability, and thats why you have car-based SUVs (wanna-bes, IMO).
I think I take my 2WD vehicles off road more than most people take their SUVs. I got my Camry stuck twice in the sand. I don't even know how many times I got my 2WD work trucks stuck in the soft sand. Our unit "doesn't have priority" for 4x4 vehicles.
A lot of people don't want to be seen in a minivan. There was a woman who worked here who opted to get a Civic instead of an Odyssey after she had her baby. They had a Pontiac coupe before that. She end up really regretting the Civic and wish she got the van instead.
My friend just trade in his Explorer for a Passat wagon and much prefers the wagon. He said it can haul the same ammount of stuff (volume wise) and save gas.