Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive system

Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 1 exteriorSafety is often a feature that car manufacturers focus on to sell cars. But some safety features, life saving features, are sometimes overlooked by buyers. Rob Fraser takes up the story.  

On a recent spring from Sydney to Byron Bay, somewhere north of Coffs Harbour we encountered torrential rain. Sometimes drivers take a cars safety features for granted. However when the rain is coming at you in a gale force horizontal downpour and sheets of water are covering the road, you quickly appreciate the real safety of true All-Wheel Drive (AWD).

Seriously, if you could get drivers to drive the same stretch of road when it’s bucketing down rain, in different cars, once in a 2WD or even some on-demand AWD vehicles and then again a true full-time AWD like the Subaru Outback, they would realise the absolute differences and real safety benefit. I would be surprised if anyone would by a 2WD vehicle again.

While other cars were pulled over or slowing to prevent aquaplaning we were able to maintain safe steady driving because of the inherent stability and grip of the Symmetrical AWD system of the Subaru.

Remember please drive safely out there.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.