The Nissan GT-R is one of the fastest cars for $100k and it has one of the performance AWD systems which is part of its success.Id still take a RWD set up personally. AWD isnt gods gift like many drivers think. I also think that many a Focus RS's will be balled-up real quick when the owners forget that "Drift Mode" doesnt automatically make them Ken Block lol.
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Wrong. Awd cars with winter's on are typically awesome in snow. My mazdaspeed 6 awd was a beast and lower then the tlx. This will be my first winter with the tlx and it'll be riding on Nokians hakka 8 studs so we shall see. I have had other awd cars in the winter and with the exception of very rare huge snow falls I'll take the awd car over an suv any day because of better control and lower center of gravity... add a manual transmission and I'm in love. Trucks are typically horrible in snow unless you have lots of weight in the back and winter tires are a must, you have to crawl in a truck as they don't like to turn or stop. Deep snow trucks win. I live in snow 6 months a year. Supposed to get flurries tonight. Sadly a topic I know all too well. 23 yrs driving in the crap.IMHO I don't think the TLX's AWD will help much in the snow due its short ground clearance... it does help tremendously for quick starts to keep the rubber to pavement.