The car is fine for winter, but (here is comes) If you get hit with a good amount of snow (6+ inches) the car fights you (at least it seemed to for me.) Driving down the highway I could here the snow dragging on the front bumper at times. I made it home fine. I don't have winter tires on it so take my review with a grain of salt.(make that tons of salt ;) ) I was doing around 40 mph on the highway bouncing in the tracks of other vehicles. Traction control work perfectly for me. If you get stuck you can floor the car eventually the tires will start to spin some just takes time. Moral to the story is be smart (pun intended) give yourself at least 4 times the space when pulling out on the road. Almost got stuck numerous times. (btw I am talking about the snowstorm that hit Dundee, Michigan on Thursday. I have parked the car for now until the roads become cleared off. But that is just me. I would have no problem driving it daily to be honest. I am lucky I have multiple vehicles available to me so I can do that. Well I wasted enough time.

Merry Christmas, Happy holidays
Tom

(re-post from forum)

Note: I should mention that the roads wasn't plowed I had to drive during the blizzard.

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Comment by Rick Leedy on December 20, 2008 at 8:12pm
I didn't encounter any problems with mine, Tom. I am up near Brighton where we received 9" and found the car to handle itself very well. The traction control did a great job of keeping me from just spinning my tires needlessly. Instead it moved the car forward slow and steady through the deep snow. I will have no concerns with taking this car out in the snow. Of course if I encounter any problems and do get it stuck, I can retrieve it with my 4x4 Dodge Dakota :)

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