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Acty 2WD Thoughts

Discussion in 'Honda Acty' started by Sciteach, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. Sciteach

    Sciteach New Member

    I'm new to the mini game and was looking for an Acty 4wd. I saw a '94 2wd in really good condition. I will mostly be driving on the road. I may go camp or mountain bike that would have me on some fire roads.
    How capable are the 2WD?
    Is top speed, comfort, etc, similar to 4WD?

    Last edited: Jun 1, 2020
  2. shogun

    shogun Active Member

    I drive since 10 years a Acty 2 WD and never had a problem. Mainly driving on roads, sometimes unpaved roads. No experience on snow, there probably the 4WD is better, but for snow I have chains.
    I decided for a 2WD, less complicated, less maintenance cost, probably less fuel consumption.
    wiki says for the version with the E07-A engine from 1996 : The Street could reach a top speed of 115 km/h (71 mph), while the four-wheel drive version only could attain 105 km/h (65 mph).
  3. Hap Wilson

    Hap Wilson Member

    I daily a Van model with the same 2wd and honestly after owning both a 4wd acty and 2wd van unless you are doing some heavy offroading you most likely will not need the 4wd. And yes getting replacement front cv's is a mjor head ache if even possible.

    SAITCHO Active Member

    I own a Suzuki Carry 4wd and I only drive my mini off-road and 90% of the time I am on 2wd. I use 4wd in 2 situations, low adherence and uneven terrain. If you get into any serious mud you will need the 4wd and decent off-road tires. The other issue with these trucks is they articulate like a cinder block, you always get one or more tire in the air when you go into rough stuff. Without a diff-lock its pretty much game over when you pop one of the rear wheel in the air.
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  5. Hap Wilson

    Hap Wilson Member

    This I can most definitely agree too the one time I took my 4wd Acty off roading with the street tires you really could not go into super un-even stuff without the wheel popping off the ground issue.
  6. aomorisambar

    aomorisambar Member

    I'm with everyone else. If you aint going off road then 2wd is fine. I've had a few Subarus and Suzukis over the year, both do not have real/full time 4WD, and never had any issues while in 2wd on roads and even some softer sand and mud.
  7. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    If you’re in Florida, then 2wd is certainly adequate.

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