We often find ourselves talking about the seemingly endless pleasures of driving a rear-wheel-drive car. It's the driving enthusiast's choice. Front-wheel-drive is for soccer moms and anyone else who doesn't relish driving. But what about all-wheel drive? Does it also take away from the driving experience? Not always, and Audi's famed Quattro AWD system is proof. Just look at the original Audi Quattro, for example.
BMW has an AWD system of its own, xDrive, and we highly recommend paying a bit extra for it if you happen to live in a part of the world where weather doesn't always cooperate. Take this flooded highway, for example, and the two stranded BMW 5 Series sedans.
We're willing to bet neither of them are equipped with xDrive, and their owners just realized their mistake. And then it happens: an Audi A6 comes blazing through like Moses parting the Red Sea, confidently driving past both Bimmers. It didn't even hesitate, much like the Chevy Tahoe SUV going in the opposite direction. Lesson here kids is if there's ever any doubt, go for AWD, whether the brand itself is an Audi, BMW, or whatever. Bad weather happens everywhere.