Really. The whole point of AWD on the BMW and Mercedes lines is added safety, snow traction, etc. Mazdas are FWD so snow traction isn't much of an issue. And we've seen releases stating that the MZ3 is tuned for low understeer to handle corners more like a RWD vehicle. So AWD won't significantly enhance dry or wet/snowy handling. All it'll do is add weight and cost and sap power. The SUV craze made everyone think AWD is a must-have feature. On big heavy trucks, sure, but not on small, lightweight cars. Even on luxury cars, it's more of a marketing ploy than anything.dinu01 said:AWD? Bah, who cares?
For me, it was my craze when I watch rally that made me consider an AWD car (note: NOT SUV).folderol said: