Originally Posted by footie
If I may I will pick you up on a couple of points regarding AWD (regardless of brand)...
I won't disagree on any point (and they're well made), but as a practical matter it's immaterial. Those who are lulled by ease of takeoff (like me in '87) are going to drive too quickly for conditions - plus the primary point of my note was and is that snow tires are your consistent friend in snow, while AWD drives inconsistently (dry road vs snow) compared with RWD or FWD.
If you're knowledgable and trained, point made - but then you're probably not going overdrive your car in snow, are you.