I drove a Civic coupe through five northern NY winters and thought it did remarkably well, esp with snow tires. It wasn’t noticeably worse than what other folks I knew were driving.
Now I’m on my second winter with a 2012 Mazda 2, manual. Last winter in NY, now in Cleveland. Even with better conditions in Cleveland, it SUCKS!!! I slide around in a mere dusting of snow. I feel unsafe driving it at all in the winter. So: will shelling out for snow tires really help enough that I won’t die in it? I’m also considering seeing if I could afford to trade it in and upgrade to something better but still small - maybe another Civic.
I’m on a very tight budget but I really need an improvement: thoughts?