Because 4WD VWs aren't just for off-road.
One of the things I most love about my Golf Syncro is its ability on wet track days. About the only thing that passed us on this event was an Audi RS4.
I had various people coming up to me in the pits between sessions asking 'how are you accelerating away from me out of corners?' and from the Audi driver 'why are you the only car that stays in my mirrors for ages?'