It's an easy decision if you live in the sunbelt Living in Michigan you'd think it would be awd. The reality is I owned a Subaru for 4 1/2 years and probably got real benefit a handful of times at most. The Detroit area doesn't get those huge storms (10" plus) very often and I have never gotten stuck with my Mazda 6 in the last 6 1/2 years. So for me spending an extra $1400 on msrp when there is no difference in residual or money factor between these choices (I want to lease) seems just a waste of money. Am I wrong and do you think I should go with the awd regardless?