Snow can be a real problem if you live in a hilly neighborhood and drive a car that barely gets around in rain and doesn't get around in snow at all.
That was the case about 10 years ago when David and I first moved into our last home. None of our cars could get in and out of the neighborhood very easily when it snowed.
My Mazda Protege tried but just couldn't do it. I had to drive down to the bottom of the hill, turn around and then make a run for it up the hill. Sometimes it worked onthe first try but usually it took two or three.
After a very snowy first year of fighting the snow, we sold the Protege and got a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Four wheel drive. Oh, my. I was in heaven. My snow covered, hilly street was no longer an issue. I could go anywhere, anytime! Well, I could have if my Jeep had been available to me. When it snowed, my husband left his 2-wheel drive truck at home and took my Jeep. Because my Jeep was so awesome!!!
I've had my Jeep about nine years - the longest I've ever driven one car. Even though she's showing her age, I have no desire to trade her in. I love the way she looks and drives. I love the Jeep logo, the cool front grill and the big, beautiful chunky tires.
I don't know why, but none of that bothers me. Well, except the locks. I wish those worked. But I still love my Jeep. She has served me well. And the truth is, Jeeps are cool!