The 02 Subaru Legacy GT is the first AWD car I have ever owned. It is fully loaded with heated everything (heated seats, heated/defrosting mirrors, little electric defroster that thaws out the windshield wipers), plus it is obviously AWD. Well the first big snow came the other day. I must say this car rocks in the snow. I am still getting used to how it wants to slide and have not done my usual sliding around in an empty parking lot to get used to it very much yet. But its performance in the snow was amazing. When everyone was slipping and sliding just trying to accelerate, I was accelerating almost like normal (some tire slippage, but not too much if I stayed out of the revs). If this thing proves to be as reliable as other Subaru owners say they are, I think I may become a die-hard Soobie fan.