I'm looking to get the Model S instead of the X. Since I want to purchase a fully autonomous vehicle as soon as it is available, I decided to enjoy the base model 70 Tesla for a few years. How important is AWD in Texas? I read comments about the AWD being a tad noisy as compared to RWD so if it is not necessary, I'd prefer an even quieter ride as well as saving $5K. Pardon if this question is answered but I didn't see many comments from Texans in other threads. 70D or 85D, rear vs 4 wheel drive: owner experiences? In Colorado, I prefer AWD with or without snow tires so it would be a no-brainer if I was still living there. Even when I do long-distance driving, I'll only do so during the summer months or where there is no snow.