Friday, June 9, 2023 / by Amy Brown
While four wheel drive is nice, it is not a necessity. My lovely husband bought me this Jeep yesterday but it was mainly because my Hyundai was on its last legs, lol! I also drive up some fairly rugged roads at times and the extra traction is beneficial for steepness, not necessarily weather.
Your first determination should be where do you drive normally and what are your normal commuter routes. If you are driving in the city for the most part, you can be comfortable and safe in pretty much anything; from a Maserati to a Datsun. If you are looking to live on a ridgetop, then you might want to consider four wheel drive, especially if you will be driving frequently on gravel.
My main point is that you do not need a special vehicle in order to navigate successfully around WNC. We are unique in that we have all of the beauty without the cold weather headaches...
This makes us one of the most desirable areas in the country!