Hey all, I am surprised at the AWD in my 2006 CR-V. Yesterday we got about an inch of snow, it was good and wet, and very slick. Being 16 I had to go to an empty parking lot and see what my new car would do. Just driving to the parking lot I was sliding all over the place. It seemed like the rear wheels weren't doing anything. Once I got to the parking lot, turned off the traction control, and gunned it I was sliding around like nothing, it was sliding around like a regular front wheeled drive car. I don't know if there is something wrong or if that is just the way the CR-V is. If the V is just like that then it almost isn't worth having the AWD anyway. I would prefer something that had real 4WD that could be turned on and off and that had a high/low range transfer case. LOL. We also own 2 Toyota Land Cruisers, they are full time 4x4, none of this AWD BS. I do know how 4x4, FWD, and RWD vehicles handle in the snow as I have driven each kind in all different kinds of conditions. (I have driven 26 cars in the last 2 years that I have been driving.) The only other AWD vehicle I have driven is my moms 2008 Audi A4 Avant, and it seems todo way better in the snow then my CR-V did yesterday. Maybe it is my tires? It still has the original Bridgestone Dulers but the thing only has 24,700 miles on it. I can't imagine that the tires are that bad already. I inspected them and it looks like they have about 30% tread left.
Any ideas why I am so disappointed in the performance of the AWD in my CR-V. I really love my CR-V other then the sucky AWD.