We've had our Mercury Grand Marquis for at least six years. It doesn't get around well in the snow because it's rear-wheel-drive. However, we really didn't mind because, after all, it just doesn't snow that often around here. We went without snow tires for five years; we do have the old pickup, which is four-wheel-drive. It's a gas-guzzler, but in a pinch, we can get around in the snow by using it. Oh, and Cliff rides to work with Tony, who has a front-wheel-drive car and a four-wheel-drive pickup.
Then last winter came around, and we were snowed in for a few days. We vowed to buy snow tires before another winter, and we followed through on that. Cliff even had the tires studded.
I said, "You know what's going to happen, don't you? Now that the car is prepared for snow, there won't be any measurable snow all winter long."
Boy, did I ever miss the boat on that one.