Originally Posted by Gravel Rat
You guys don't have problems with when it rains the tires want to spin. Lots of times you have to click it into 4 wheeldrive.
I've never had problems in the rain with any 2wd I've owned. Then again, the most powerful I've owned was a '90 C1500 GMC with the 5.0L 175hp V8. It held its own in traffic and even with near bald tires in the rain it didn't spin (open diff as well!). Mind you, I don't power out of the hole, or drive aggressively. I bought my Durango to better handle the winter (FT AWD). It was annoying when I drove up to northern Ontario where it would be +3 and a few hours later it'll be -10 with snow covered roads. It's better piece of mind, even more so for the wife. If I lived down south where there was no snow, I'd gladly get a 2wd work truck perhaps even in V6 form if the price was right.