Originally Posted by The X Men
The weight diff. between AWD and RWD is less than 300 pounds, fuel consumption is the same in the city and 1 MPG diff on the highway. 0-60 MPH is 0.1 sec diff and the cost of the AWD is about the same as snow tires, rims and TPMS.
Small price to pay for the additional safety AWD provides.
But what about the fact that when the weather is ok 9 months of the year, you won't have RWD?