Originally Posted by btbossman
Idiots like you write bullshit like this online. I have driven many bimmers for years and years. The x drives do better in in-climate weather.(period)
You are both rude and
wrong. The poster that offended you so much is absolutely correct: AWD (or 4WD) does not help you in a skid, which by definition is when the wheels have zero traction. And it's at least debatable if AWD helps with braking distance.
And it's common sense that AWD makes people who don't understand the physics of driving feel more confident -- usually that translates into them driving faster and endangering themselves and everyone else.
AWD is a good thing, but as the owner's manuals all warn it won't repeal the laws of physics.