We've test drove both FWD and AWD vehicles and my wife has the preference for the FWD car. Based on the driving experience, she is says that the AWD drivetrain feels more planted than the FWD (for obvious reasons) and feels more comfortable with the FWD. It's a really good deal on the car, but the AWD seems to be the hang up. I don't have a dog in the fight outside of the mechanical aspect. Are there any maintenance differences between the two options? For those that have moved from a FWD to AWD vehicle, any pros or cons in your experience?