I've been following the st for a little while now and love all the great reviews so far. I just really miss awd launches and fun in the snow. I've always wanted a nice newer performance audi or vw. Now I got too many damn choices going thru my head. Its like have a st for 350 a month and deal with the fwd. Or go to 450 a month for a new golf r or go balls out and get a 2010 audi s4 for around 550's a month. I feel all have amazing interiors and all got great reviews. I've had 5 fwd cars in my life and all piss me off in the ice winters of south dakota. I know awd wont help much for ice either but the most fun I've had with a car was awd launching in my mazdaspeed 6. I didn't know of anyone else is on the fence about awd or the st. I know this will be a bit biased from this forum but I asked the guys at vw vortex as well. Any inputs would be awesome thank you.