Hi, picked up my '11 wrx a couple weeks ago. Thanks to the info on this thread my 16" steelies, and dedicated winter tires, Dunlop Winter Maxx, arrived just in time for winter. It started snowing as I was putting on the last 2 tires. I have since taken it out on some packed snow, as well as ice. AWD is nice, there were spots I knew my old SI couldn't get moving, and with an identical setup the WRX had no problems. Maybe I won't need to tow myself out of the parking lot with the Jeep this year.