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Mazda CX-7 AWD Questions
recently bought an AWD CX7.
Took it up to the snow and got bogged in just 6 inches of snow at the front axle. The back wheels had hardly any snow under them...
I tried to reverse very gently with TCS off, but all that happened was the front wheels spun freely, which dug the car further in. The rear wheels only started turning if I pressed the accelerator a bit harder. Finally had to get towed by a 'real 4wd'!!!
Is this how the CX7 awd system is meant to work? I thought the rear wheels would start turning as soon as the fronts lost traction?
Could someone please advise me. I don't think there's a problem with the car but it's something that's rather hard to test (without driving 3 hours to the snow and getting towed again!). I've kinda lost confidence in its ability now... :-(
thanks in advance