AWD is what I miss most about my Blazer. It had 2hi/4hi&lo/awd. The awd worked GREAT during snow storms/snowy roads in the winter, as I didn't have to worry about harming the transfercase going 60+ in 4hi for extended periods, I could set the cruise and not worry about the ass end swinging out on me, and I could pass cars with that little bit of slush in the middle without worrying about it. I already almost lost the Dakota hitting a patch of snow in a shaded spot on an otherwise clear road. I looked down to change songs on my MP3 real quick, felt the steering wheel turn to the right, looked up and saw I was already going sideways into the other lane. I love how both wheels get power like that when you want it the least...