- Mar 27, 2004
- Atlanta, GA
Ehhh Mercedes limp mode is not much better - you can barely get out of your own way when it kicks in. Had a faulty accelerator pedal in my E350 that would throw the car into limp mode (disabling ABS, TCS and ESP) because of implausible signals at WOT and my car would go dead in the water and barely move once it went into limp mode. Yeah my 4Matic was probably still working but when power was cut by +75% it probably wasn't necessary to even have 4Matic because there was not enough power flowing to cause any slip.
Originally Posted by Wolf359
Oh yeah, in that case, you should probably get a Mercedes. I believe most of their 4matic systems are normally rwd without the system so it's still there if you have a fault. When I had a bad steering angle sensor, it did knock out the abs and stability control along with the cruise control, but the AWD always worked. I think only one of their cheaper models is actually FWD, the rest are RWD based.
Originally Posted by Miller88
Anything with a sideways engine and AWD is a big no no for me. I like front wheel drive, but PDUs are just unreliable. Doesn't matter if it's bottom of the barrel or Haldex. It's an unreliable afterhought. At least he AWD system on my Subaru is mechanical. Kinda sucks as I can't just replace one or two tires. At least on some of the older 4EAT ones you could disable AWD and make them front drive only.
Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
Yep, there's Subaru AWD and then there's... all the "non-AWD AWDs"
Originally Posted by rooflessVW
Buying a Toyota for AWD was your first mistake