Utility Fleet Users Experience with Front Wheel Drive on Cars and Light Trucks - Survey Results 830198
The United States auto makers have been and are still actively phasing rear wheel drive automobiles out of production, which will leave the fleet purchaser without a choice as to front or rear wheel automobiles. While the manufacturing of front wheel drive only light trucks has not become a reality as has front wheel drive automobiles, the possibility of front wheel drive light trucks does exist.
For this survey, only utility companies and companies which lease to utility companies were contacted. A questionnaire* was distributed in order to determine fleet vehicle user’s experience with front wheel drive automobiles and light trucks (4×4). The information provided in this document represents their experience.
The purpose of the survey is to determine the place that front wheel drive vehicles have in these fleets. Data shows that approximately fifteen percent (15%) of the automobiles are front wheel drive and four percent (4%) of the light trucks are front wheel drive (4×4). The maintenance cost for front wheel drive automobiles is basically the same as the maintenance cost for rear wheel drive automobiles whereas the maintenance cost for front wheel drive light trucks is more than the cost of rear wheel drive.