I live in a 'no snow' zone and when it did snow....it was awful. We'd just got the car (Dec) and switched the summer tires out for all seasons. I think summer tires are awful all around in a rainy climate like here (Seattle) The all seasons aren't much better in snow so when it does snow an inch, I just take the mini
I think it's a rear wheel thing personally. I'm unlikely to by another one if we move someplace with more snow.