I have an '02 Grand Cherokee RWD (rear wheel drive). We are having a big snow and ice storm here in north TX right now, pretty rare for this area. Anyways, I had to go somewhere this morning, early, and the roads were nothing but snow on top of ice. Since we very rarely have conditions like that here in the DFW area, I was curious to see how my RWD WJ does on the road. I know that RWD vehicles are considered less safe for icy conditions, and I did see some evidence for that today. While you're driving, everything is ok, and I would say that the steering is even better than in a FWD vehicle, but when you stop, it can be real hard to get going. I had my wheels spinning a couple of times today. I also started fishtailing a couple of times, but regained control with relative ease. I was wondering how the GC performs in conditions like this with 4WD... I love my Jeep and will probably be buying another one when the time comes, but I plan to move somewhere up north, and I wanted to find out as much as I can about how good the GCs are in non-TX weather. Does 4WD make all the difference? In fact, I would be interested in getting views on all of them: 4WD vs RWD vs FWD vs AWD in snow and ice conditions.
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