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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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does anyone have a commander 4x2, and if so how is it in the snow?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 11:00 PM
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does anyone have a commander 4x2, and if so how is it in the snow?
If you have to ask...... then you should get the 4x4!
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 12:45 AM
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I would strongly advise against the 4x2. If you were in the deep south, then 4x2 would be fine, but in Michigan, not only would I pay the extra $2400 to have it for bad weather, but you're going to killed on resale value if you ever decided to trade/sell it.
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my nissan 300ZX in rear wheeled.

i drive it in up to 6" of snow. then it starts to plow snow. in case you care.

if you are going to get a jeep. get a 4x4.
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I'm sorry but I have a 4x4 so can't confirm the capabilities of the 4x2. I would imagine that it would be comparable or better than many other 2wd SUV's out there. The Chrysler ESP (traction control) is actually of Mercedes Benz engineering and does a fantastic job.
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You are in that state up north - Get a 4x4! And the stack Fortuna tires are good threads....in case you asked.....

GO BUCKS!!!

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unless you have a back-up plan for transportation when it gets really bad and you can afford to get slaughtered on trade-in then i would get the 4x4. the 4x2 may be better than most in snow (i have a 4x4) i doubt it will get you everywhere you need to go as bad as it can get in michigan.
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I agree a 4x2 Commander can't compete with any of the 4x4 Commanders in the snow, but with a good set of snow tires and some common sense a 4x2 Commander should be pretty reliable transportation. I've been successfully driving front and rear wheel drive vehicles for more than 25 years with that approach in upstate New York and New England. I didn't get the QDII Commander for the winters, but for an excuse to take it off some of the roads.

Wasn't there another thread where someone was frustrated with their Murano (or the Infiniti version) in the snow? The problem probably wasn't so much with Nissan's 4x4 system but the sport oriented tires. There are clearly some vehicles you don't want to get caught in a snow storm in, but a 4x2 Commander isn't one of them.

Our LEO friends here, would you rather have your Crown Vic's and Chargers in the snow or a 4x2 Commander?
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If you were in the deep south, then 4x2 would be fine
Yeah, we don't get much snow here in New Orleans...lol My 4x2 works fine down here! I got a 4x4 Sequoia should it get bad with rain, though.
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I used to have a Mercedes C280, which was RWD, and had ESP. One day, I was driving through and ice storm in Georgia and couldn't drive faster than 25 mph on the freeway. People were PO'd big time. Every time I tried to go faster, the rear wheels would start to slip and the ESP would turn on and not let me go faster. People in FWD Hynduai's were flying by me flipping the finger. I hated it. Long story short... get the 4x4. Don't jeopardize your safety with 4x2.
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