I started out with an 88 Integra, then I got a 94 Jetta, last winter when it came time to get another car I was about to get an RS (I had already put an order in for a Silverthorn one)
but then... I moved in with my girlfriend, we only needed one car, and with the two of us buying it we could pay cash for the RS, or we could get something nicer... so I found a left over 99 A4 2.8 with sports and winter packages, and we bought that instead.
It was a love of AWD that brought me to the RS, it was an A4 that gave me the love of AWD, and when I had the money for it we got the car that I loved.
There's nothing like going sideways bouncing 2nd off the limiter in the middle of a snowstorm