Get ready for round two. Auto makers, which failed to get American car buyers interested in all-wheel drive more than a decade ago, are at it again. But this time, it just might work. The industry tiptoed into AWD in the late 1980s with cars like the Ford Tempo and Pontiac 6000, which sought to piggyback on the trend started by importers such as Subaru and Audi. The AWD systems weren’t bad, but most U.S. car buyers felt the feature was something they could live without – and certainly ...

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