Living in the PNW, I'm a huge fan of AWD cars. I've been a Subi-guy for many years, and my last car was a 2011 STI which I had for almost 4 years (which is like 20 years in compoundcurve-car-years). After enjoying that vehicle for quite a while, I finally began feeling my age. I've recently moved to a 2017 BMW 330i Xdrive station wagon. It is not the brutal performance machine the STI was, but I no longer need a hoist to get me out of the car after 5 hours of seat-time! Any other folks here who swear by AWD?