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Old 07-06-2019, 07:50 AM   #1
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Question Question about 4x4 Maintenance Cost

Looking at replacing my wifeís vehicle. Looking at at the 4x4 option. Would be first for us but thinking it would nice to have Ďin caseí. Obviously more expensive upfront but curious if overall maintenance cost is more expensive.

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Old 07-06-2019, 07:54 AM   #2
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The only time Iíve had to maintenance on a 4x4 system was with my 2005 f150 at 175,000 miles. The actuator went out, then one of the vacuum lines went out. Cost was about $1200. Otherwise, never had a problem with any of the 4wd trucks Iíve had.


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Old 07-06-2019, 07:55 AM   #3
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Iíve never paid anymore than a 2wd would.


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Old 07-06-2019, 07:55 AM   #4
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Maintenance is minimal...


The occasional switch or vacuum line (depending on the system) once it gets much older....
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:05 AM   #5
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Actual maintenance cost is minimal as it should only changing your transfer case fluid at XX amount of miles. Repair costs can be costly depending on what's broke.
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:49 AM   #6
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You'll be fine. I did the same for my wife. Will always keep us both in 4x4 from here on. Makes stuff simpler for sure.

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Old 07-06-2019, 10:15 AM   #7
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If it was double that of 2wd, I still wouldn't think twice about cuz, I'm not sure I could survive without a 4wd vehicle .
Even my little roller skate commuter car is 4wd.
I've never noticed a difference in price.
Only exception being a locked front end, and snapping the IFS axles. That's not really maintenance though.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:21 PM   #8
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I have had 4 with nothing specific to the 4 wheel system ever going down.
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