I own several AWD cars and I always struggle (monitarily) with the replacement of all four tires if you lose one and the others are not newish. Currently two Subarus, and a 91 AllTrac Previa. Yes, I do need them for the roads I drive on.
Considering what tires cost these days, is it just for ease of manufacture or marketing that AWD vehicles are so prevalant?
FrontWD with a switch or lever to shift into FourWD like an older Subaru did not require this all four new tires game.
Can anyone justify the added expense of the 4 tires issue for the performance of full time AWD?
Personally I do not have a problem pushing a button when I need to.
(for those who remember a previous post of mine, I did buy 4 new tires for the Previa, $360, before the prices went through the roof.)