Yeah, AWD is what I miss on the ST. Had an Audi Avant, traded it about 11 years ago, loved it while I had it. That being said, my ST is the best handling car I've owned. It's also the quickest, even compared to my 1970 Buick GS 455 convertible - although the GS could pack more people into it with slowing down much.This would be my first AWD. Sounds like a huge difference. Pretty stoked.