HAHA..... that's hilarious. "Flatlanders"...... I've been impressed with my Mazda3 with the snowtires. Thing is BEAST.IMHO, you’d be an idiot not to have good M+S tires on your car in the winter here. For extreme days, I have studded snow tires on my ML500.
Scared the crap out of some “Flatlanders” during the Sundance Film Festival a couple of years ago. That thing is invincible in snowstorms.
I bought a set of wheels for my Mercedes 4x4 for $400 (with a set of Michelin summer tired I’ve run for two summers, and probably get 1-2 more out of them)Maybe I'll check the junkyard. Extra expense but probably worth it.
If you can swing it, buy a set of summer tires next April-ish. You can get a spare set of rims at a junkyard for ~$100 and have them mounted on those and Discount tire will swap them spring and fall for free. If you don’t have them mounted, they charge you $80 to dismount/mount them.I got new tires today, needed them badly anyway, the M&S tires are not the kind you need, they must have the snowflake on them ... if you slide out or cause an accident during inclement weather, it’s a $1000 fine if you don’t have the snowflake on your tires.