During my lifetime I have owned 24 automobiles, eight of them trucks. Of those eight trucks six of them were four-wheel drive. I now own a little Toyota RAV-4.
Those four-wheel drive trucks had bulk, high clearance, and powerful V-8 engines. But none of those trucks handled as well on icy slick roads as this little RAV-4 with all-wheel drive.
The wheels on this car drive independently. If one wheel loses traction the other three immediately adjust to compensate. I don’t have the bulk, the power or the clearance, and I only get 24 miles to the gallon; but this little car safely outperforms those four-wheel drives on our icy Maine roads.
My car is a 2012 I bought new in 2013, along with the 10-year extended warranty. We paid it off this year and I intend to keep it for at least another five years. This year I am going to have to replace the front brake shoes; but otherwise it has been maintenance free.
If you are thinking about buying a vehicle you might want to consider a Toyota Rav-4.
I sure like mine.