My wife and I have had our SOULs for six months and have been dreading the onset of Winter. It has been a few years since we've had front wheel drive cars. In Northeast Ohio we get some severe Winter weather. We bought our SOULs and we figured they'd be "good enough" for Winter. We didn't expect anything great, just good enough. I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. These little cars go through the mess like tanks. They are very stable and surefooted. I have driven on back roads covered in snow about a foot deep before the plows had been out. The SOUL pushed through with no trouble at all. I hate Winter, but we'll get through it safely in our SOULs!