All Wheel Drive refers to vehicles in which all wheels are driven. In the American parlance, it is applied only to cars with a differential in the center; compare Four Wheel Drive (4WD).

Subaru AWD

Subaru uses several variations on their all wheel drive system, each of which features improvements over previous versions. As the years have passed, the vehicles have become more sophisticated, especially the WRX and WRX STi models. Subaru has been making AWD vehicles since 1972, and has learned a little something about it in the interim. Starting in 1996, every non-minicar Subaru features an all-wheel-drive system. The differences basically boil down into three areas: Differentials, the center differential, and computer control.

Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza is one of the most popular all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles ever made, and in fact one of the better-made vehicles in general, typically receiving high ratings for reliability and safety. The WRX model of Impreza is one of the most powerful and capable Japanese imports of all time, and the Impreza has been used to win the World Rally Championship (WRC) multiple times.

Subaru Impreza FAQ

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Subaru Impreza FAQ
revision 1.11, 12th February 2000
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M561 Gama Goat

The "M561 GAMA-GOAT" is a dual-bodied centrally [articulated] six-wheeled vehicle, with [all wheel drive]. It is made of [aluminum] for light weight, and can slowly traverse calm bodies of water, as it is watertight. It was intended to carry [cargo]. Another variant, the M-792, was fitted as a portable [field hospital]. They have been available to firefighting and law enforcement agencies since [1986] through the [Federal Excess Personal Property] program.


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