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mrpike1973

AWD would you buy for ice fishing?

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well we bought a 08 liberty went to pick it up the tranny slipped in gear needless to say they can keep it. so any way looking at a 11 ford escape awd I know and realize that 4X4 is the way to go but I hear many people really like these and they get around good I'm finding trucks almost untouchable for price any thoughts

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Not sure about the Escape, but I drove an AWD subaru forester for years on the ice. It was my weekend adventure machine. It was a tank and the only thing that stopped it was lower ground clearance. I had to be careful about avoid drifts and knowing my limit. It wasn't going to handle 8 inches of snow on the ice. Knowing the limits of it, I only managed to get it stuck a handful of times.

Toward the end of it's life, I really pushed it. I was somewhere between not caring about beating it up and trying to beat it up. The tranny was pretty shot from pulling a medium size aluminum boat. Definitely not designed for that.

That escape won't be a full size truck, but I think you'll be fine if you know your limits.

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A four door Tacoma wouldnt be a bad option...

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