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Quattro vs Volvo V70 AWD

I was intrigued to see that Volvo has introduced an AWD system for their
V70 wagon. Its a viscious fluid-based system, distributing 95% of the power
to the front wheel under normal situations (much like Suburu). Check out
www.volvocars.com for more info.

One thing mentioned specifically on their web pages (almost as an "oh by
the way" type of thing) was that their AWD also worked in reverse. I never
gave it much thought, but does Quattro work when in reverse? (Apologies if
this is a silly question).

I'm glad to see that my choices for an AWD car (for my wife :-) will be
more than just an Audi or a Suburu. I'd have no problem buying a Volvo,
even without AWD; the addition of AWD to that line of cars is terrific, IMHO. 

Something tells me that AWD is going to turn out like ABS; every car will
have it either standard or as an option, eventually.

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