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4 wheel drive : how useful for climbing in NSW? 18-Jun-2013 At 1:45:58 AM pmonks
I never owned a 4WD while living in NSW and didn't really miss it*. There's a near infinite amount of rock that can be accessed with a 2WD + Shanks' Pony.

I guess it really depends what else you're using the car for (commuting? road trips with the family? monster truck rallies??) - if it's a pure climbing car then I'd go for a high clearance 4WD, but even a 2WD with high clearance would be fine in almost all cases.

What's probably more important is knowing how to drive on deeply rutted roads (keeping the tyres high, knowing how to cross a deep rut or dropoff etc.) - I'm gobsmacked how many seppos think a 4WD is an excuse to turn your brain off.

[edit] Apologies if you're a seppo and that comes across as a personal attack - it wasn't meant to sound like that.

* except for that one time I crossed the Wolgan, it rained for 3 days, and then I had to figure out how to get my Corolla back across the (now flooded) river. It was the one and only time I was in a car with water up to the windscreen...

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