Theresa, I just got a Cabrio and you mentioned you have a hill to climb (in the snow) in one of your posts. I live in Pittsburgh, where the landscape is very hilly - and was thinking about getting winter tires, but it sounds like you fair pretty well without them. A couple of questions - are your tires the stock continentals? also - about what kind of grade would you say your hill is? These and any other thoughts you have on winter driving would be appreciated!
Welcome to the site, lots of good info and great people around here. After winter you'll have to join the Mass. Smart Rallies. We have a bunch of CT. Smarts show up at them. We will be doing some rallies down in CT. in 2009. Have a safe and happy holiday season.