Goats dancing in the snow
I got my goat out in the snow for the first time today. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. It was a bit squirrely at takeoff if your wheels aren't relatively straight, but the traction control seems to work pretty well.
My grandparents have a large hill at the entrance to their house. I stopped halfway up to talk to my dad, and then couldn't get back started again. However, I went back down to the bottom of the hill and made it up without any trouble. I don't think I'd want to go for a long roadtrip in the snow, but for short trips, on unplowed roads, it didn't do too bad.
I even TRIED spinning the wheels in the driveway, but the traction control kept me pretty straight. It's not jerky or hard to drive, like I have heard some people say of the 2004 models. It was quite smooth.
Fortunately, there was only about 4 inches of snow on the ground, I suspect if it had been much more, the car would have become a snowplow and wouldn't be much fun to drive at all. hehe
The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself? --Frank Zappa