Originally Posted by Cyberdemon
...AWD helps with handling, but when you have to stop short because it's snowing your AWD means nothing, and you're left to the will of your all seasons. A RWD car with real snow tires might save you from crashing into the rear of that truck - so winter tires even on AWD are still worth the investment.
+1 to that! Too many seem to think the AWD will really help them stop or turn in adverse conditions.
Then they're in the ditch scratching their heads...