I still think looking underneath is easier- my LTX is like Blackpool in October when you switch the ignition on! Edited by: bigiainwK.L.Richards said:Easier than that....
On your dashboard you will see a "warning light" which illuminates and goes off when you start the ignition.
It looks something like (excuse my rubbish graphics)
If this flashes during driving (where AWD is needed) it is normal (apparantly). If it comes on and stays on, you have a problem with the AWD system and need to get it checked.
If when you start you car, this light comes on and goes off you HAVE AWD. If it doesnt come on, you dont....
All in the handbook
To be fair, if you're not breaking traction then 2wd is more efficient as there are less losses due to friction etc. All the 4wd does is split the power and double the frictional losses, there by using more fuel and reducing the efficiency, and if my LTX 2.0d is anything to go by, they are inefficient enough on their own and need no help in that department. They are brilliant in the snow though although like my learned colleague above, I wish it was switchable too, as it can catch you out when it suddenly decides to engage 4wd in the snow.daddyburns said:Bit of a random question this....
When my diesel LT goes up steep inclines the engine sounds like it's really working. Without wheelspin I'm only using 2WD. Surely if 4WD was in play (and available by choice) performance would be better in pulling 2 tonnes up hill