Congrats! We love our PP touring AWD. We live in VA and will be retiring to FL. We don't really need it in either place but will be traveling to MN, probably during the winters as well as summer. We didn't have AWD on our CRV and regret not getting it. You may lose 1 mpg and have a little added expense of changing the fluid in the transfer case, but for us, the bottom line is a little added expense will be piece of mind when we need the AWD.