It's winter in some parts of the country

Seeing this picture made us wonder: is there a more perfect sub-$30-35K German performance car for snowy climates than the MkV R32? Yes, it’s slower and heavier; yes, it doesn’t have a great power-to-weight ratio. But its all-weather surefootedness and, moreover, its spine-tingling engine note alone might be worth the cost of admission. Sure, you can go with the four rings, but that will invariably cost more for comparable performance.

You buy the BMW for summer driving. But you buy the AWD Volkswagen/Audi for year-round shenanigans.

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~ by velofinds on October 29, 2009.