i managed just fine in boston with yokohoma avs all-season 18's. granted, they were crappy tires, but they worked just fine in the snow. but then again, i spent most of my life in a RWD mustang and managed to drive that through plenty of snow. learning how to drive in the snow properly is KEY. take it to an empty parking lot when it's snowing like mad and practice, practice, practice. now your cars limits.