if this car is just going to be in the portland area, just a commuter, it doesn't matter. RWD would be sh*tty in the snow but if you still have an xj you'd be fine. FWD once you put snow tires on, can make it through the snow.. so unless your worried about the few days a year it's snowy in portland i wouldn't let any of them matter. Get the car u want
My second try: 1990 Jeep Cherokee Xj 6.5ish" lift with tj componets, 33" duratrac's, oversized roof rack, onboard air, body armor.
-OREGON JEEP OWNERS, NORTH WEST CREEPING JEEPERS
18 years old and lots to learn :D