Our Volvo tech rep stopped by today with a 02 AWD. In short..extremely composed car, I pushed the car and tried to break traction, not possible. It had the 17" wheels which are sharp fitted with Pirelli P6 All season tires. Power was seamless and very smooth, I drove a 99 AWD right afterwards and it felf heavy and cumbersome. I am lookinf forward to driving the A4 AWD for a comparison.