Poncherello - living in South Texas, the 1 snow event (maybe) we get a year is the day to stay home. even the highway department doesn't know what to do. if I lived in the mountains or snow country, of course I'd gone with a 4WD.... but not in South Texas, even our beaches are of different kind of sand.. packs well and is almost impossible to get stuck. heck I've even taken my CTS on the beaches with no problems. I was fortunate, the previous owner was a woman who used the dealership for all servicing. and as such, I got the service records... which I thought was pretty cool.