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4x4 vs 4x2 (FWD)

Looking to buy, but am on the fence about 4x4 vs 4x2? Any thoughts as I'm in Cleveland and only need the 4x4 on occasion in the winter? Thanks for looking!
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When I purchased my Renegade, I only had the option of 4x4, mainly because I live in Massachusetts and I really need it in our often harsh winters. But, I also plan on occaisionally taking my Renegade on trails of some sort, so I wanted the 4x4. If you feel that you do not need the 4x4, I would say don't buy it. If you don't plan on going offroad, and are fairly confident in your snow driving abilities, then you may not need to spend the extra.


But, my thought process is also that I refuse to buy a Jeep without 4x4. For me, it's one of the main reasons for buying one.
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I've got the fwd, but I'm in Florida where the only reason I have for 4wd is to launch the boat. That said, I regret not going 4wd. The only thing, for me, is that the front wheel drive is a tiny bit lower which is easier for my wife to get in.
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Looking to buy, but am on the fence about 4x4 vs 4x2? Any thoughts as I'm in Cleveland and only need the 4x4 on occasion in the winter? Thanks for looking!
Get the 4x4. Seriously it is one of those things that you may not need all the time, if at all, but it is nice to know you have it. Kinda like a fire extinguisher.

The 4x4 Renegade drives like a chubby FWD hatchback. The 4x4 automatically kicks in when the traction control detects wheel slip. Or if you need it, you can lock it. 4x4 even helps you in the rain. I have it turn on taking a corner with wet leaves or on roads with sand built up on it.

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4x4 no doubt

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4x4 for added resale value. Not sure I know anyone who would buy a Jeep that wasn't a 4x4.

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You have snow, get 4x4
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another for getting the 4x4

u can use it anywhere
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ya never know when you will need it


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and enjoy the forum! 4x4 is the only way to go.

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Thanks for all the helpful thoughts!!!!
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