I got my WRX last May, so far I've only know it on "clean" roads. Didn't get into any snow before, only some freezing mornings. -
So today we had our first snow day. It got cold last night and then snowed. We got about 3-4 inches. Today it stayed in the freezing temps. Recently I put winter wheels on, so expected fairly decent performance. Went on a drive to shopping (-don't ask) and tried it out. But I did not expect what I got: performance like I've never seen in snow! I tired a number of things, up to and including the wifey screaming and hanging on for dear life. Only once did I get the traction control light - when I was accellerating across several lanes to get into the left turn lane before traffic cought up with me. The car didn't even cut power, no hesitation, it just did what it needed to keep going straight. Next I will have to try and find me some save and quiet place to play and try it with TC off.