Others considered... (thread comment)

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 11:15:14 PST 2008

What's cheaper than Haldex?  ;-)

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> Just wanted to add my $0.02 to the thread.
> I'm committed to my current ride for another 3 years for 
> personal reasons, but I'm already starting to look around for 
> a replacement.
> The top two contenders right now?
> An Audi A4 2.0TSI Quattro and a Subaru Forester Turbo.
> Either way, I'm looking at premium fuel to feed the beasty.
> If I go with the Audi, I know that I will NOT be purchasing 
> it from either dealer in the Twin Cities (Minnesota) since 
> they are both owned by the same company and treat owners of 
> older cars like crap. I've heard some good things about the 
> Audi dealer in Rochester...
> About the Ford Five Hundred and Fusion comments...
> The 2005-2007 Five Hundred, Freestyle, and Fusion AWD models 
> use the Haldax rear differential and I can speak from 
> experience that they go through the snow quite well as I 
> currently own/drive a 2006 Five Hundred AWD.
> As for the 2008 Taurus and Taurus X, and Flex models...
> It's not a Haldax system anymore.
> Ford switched over to some cheaper AWD system to cut corners. 
> There is no way in hell I would buy a 2008 Ford model with 
> AWD, since I know it will be some cheap POS rather than the 
> Haldax system.
> I did read something about a "Fusion GT" or some alphabet 
> soup name that would have the Eco-Boost V6 (300 and some 
> horsepower) and AWD. Apparently that model would have to have 
> the Haldax again because the cheaper AWD system would not be 
> able to handle the horsepower and torque from the Eco-Boost V6.
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