- Jan 8, 2001
In Northern NE, AWD is close to awesome. Especially with my wife driving it, I will feel more relaxed on snowy days. She just doesn't have the same winter driving skills I have. I find Honda's more fun to drive than Toyota's. Toys have gone to an 'american' land cruiser style. The CRV handles like it's on rails - which I proved to my wife, somewhat to her consternation.I'm very fond of Subaru as well but as good as they are I would only buy one again if I really needed AWD. (in Southern NE it's only "nice to have") Too many moving parts to deal with maintaining unless you live in real snow-country.