I for one like to have AWD when I need it, it's better than needing it and not having it. Also down the road when you go to sell it you pretty much get what you pay for AWD back in added value. So it's FREE:razz: Other than the little you loose in mileage.....just my 2 cents!people lose their minds here in cincy as well but my take on it was this:
i have driven in the snow with FWD for the last 13 years of my life, and i can count the handful of times that i was unable to get somewhere(and all those times, the city was shut down anyway, so i call it a wash). not sure i'm willing to have the awd options JUST in case it does get bad, 1 or 2 days out of the year.
i'm not trying to start a pissing contest, i just think everyone gets worked up over AWD when really, its not a true necessity in most markets.
but that's just me no offense intended