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post #11 of 15 Old 01-07-2017, 10:59 PM
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I bought a 2017 fwd drive automatic HRV-LX in Maryland 3 days ago. Today is my first drive in the snow of of 2017 in our area. While braking, I was so disappointed with all the noise, shaking and shuddering, sliding, in 2 inches of fresh snow, while trying to do a controlled stop at 10-15 mph in the unplowed school lot near my house . I took it back to the dealer to do a comparison with the AWD HRV. The AWD drive didn't shudder as much while braking. I've been driving front and AWD vehicles for years in heavier snows than this and was shocked at how poorly FWD HRV handles in snow.
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Welcome, I'm 50 and also in Austin and love my HRV!
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I bought a 2017 fwd drive automatic HRV-LX in Maryland 3 days ago. Today is my first drive in the snow of of 2017 in our area. While braking, I was so disappointed with all the noise, shaking and shuddering, sliding, in 2 inches of fresh snow, while trying to do a controlled stop at 10-15 mph in the unplowed school lot near my house . I took it back to the dealer to do a comparison with the AWD HRV. The AWD drive didn't shudder as much while braking. I've been driving front and AWD vehicles for years in heavier snows than this and was shocked at how poorly FWD HRV handles in snow.
AWD shouldn't change anything under braking, other than a little more weight in the car that might dampen some noise.

Are you sure there isn't something wrong with your LX? Some people here have had rear strut failures that cause noise over bumps.

I have a FWD with a stick, and have slid in plenty of snow this winter. It's just as loud/quiet as any other modern car with ABS in my opinion.
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Welcome Charley! and nice choice on the transmission. I've enjoyed having the 6speed as well. A friend at work is also in the middle of the VW buyback thing and it's been interesting to hear the policy changes from VW over the past year.
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