I live in upstate NY and do a lot of winter driving on rural and city roads. There is ice, some black ice, blowing snow, and lots of slush during our winter season. Sometime I have to drive before the roads are salted. I have been driving an all-wheel drive car with all season tires (manual transmission Legacy wagon). I need to replace that car now (thinking about a manual transmission Forester or an automatic Honda CR-V with only front wheel drive). I'd like to know if getting the all-wheel or 4-wheel is going to make a big difference. Would a front wheel drive with good snow tires be as good or better?