Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vancouver Island BC
FWD can be great. I had a Peugeot 405 for years and it was the fastest thing on a compact snow highway on its 4 snow tires. I lived in the Interior of British Columbia when I had that car. Beautiful balance, neutral handling, gentle lift-off oversteer on demand. Yup, FWD is just fine.
I would consider a 4MATIC too, but not if the fuel consumption penalty was significant.
2008 Mercedes-Benz B 200 5 speed
2006 smart BRABUS Canada 1 cabriolet
2013 Ford Fiesta SE 5 speed
1966 Peugeot 404 Coupe Injection