EXPLAINER | What's the difference between a 4x4 and a 4x2 bakkie: Which one should you buy?

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 • Most bakkies are offered in 4x4 and 4x2 derivatives, but what is the difference?
 • Deciding which option is best depends on the type of driving you do.
 • The extra cost of a 4x4 will be worth it if you enjoy venturing off the beaten track.

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