Same here. Luckily I live in an area where awd is not necessary at all otherwise I would opt for that at the expense of the manual transmission.I'm planning on RWD just to get the manual transmission. If it wasn't for that then I'd probably go for AWD.
It's strange to me that some people get to choose AWD or RWD. When you live in crappy weather, there isn't a choice. Besides the fact that dealerships only stock AWD.
PS I'm all about that heated steering wheel.
Right? You'd think there would be at least some variations between trims. I mean, there has got to be a substantial difference in weight between the 2.0 and 3.3, along with the 6spd vs 8spd, and likewise AWD vs RWD.I wonder if that is for all trims or only Sports trims!
This is exactly why I got AWD...in Virginia. May not snow at all...may get 4"...no matter. Just feel safer.I've tried driving a 2009 RWD first gen Genesis in the snow and ice and let me tell you, it is NOT a fun experience. Don't go RWD regardless of the things you "may lose" on speed or whatever if you have wintery weather in your area.
I can understand that. I've driven FWD, RWD, and AWD in the snow. In fact, where I used to live got a lot of snow, and I can't help but shake my head when Oregon drivers freakout so badly when facing even the tiniest bit of snow. Anyway, AWD has certainly been the most stable, but I actually don't mind FWD or RWD in the snow. I've found that using snow tires makes the biggest difference, where even a RWD car handles relatively nicely in the ice and snow - but still, just like you said, it's still not as easy and reliable as AWD in those conditions - ESPECIALLY when going uphill on snowy roads. You just can't beat that AWD traction in slippery conditions.I've tried driving a 2009 RWD first gen Genesis in the snow and ice and let me tell you, it is NOT a fun experience. Don't go RWD regardless of the things you "may lose" on speed or whatever if you have wintery weather in your area.
The RWD doesn't have a spare tire right?^^ +1. my bet is the 2.0T RWD comes closest to the 50:50, especially the 6MT. no question the 3.3T, and in particular the 3.3T AWD, will be front heavy. still better than an audi, but more weight over the front axle nonetheless.