I have 17 inch tires (245/45/17) and from what i read, even if i do get snow tires, they will still slip/slide becuase they are so wide and the tires so low profile.
I need to get a 16 inch rim/tire package (probably close to $1000.00) for somethign decent.. and i don't have that kinda disposable income at the moment.
So, i might just wait it out and drive 2 miles an hour in slick conditions.
I have a set of Nokian hakka 1's... I think they were around $70 a corner. I have them on my WRX, which is AWD, and they rock in the winter time. I don't think the snow could ever get bad enough for me to say "Awww, screw it, I can't drive in that"
All season are sh!t in winter. I've done side by side comparisions, and theres a night and day difference.
But whatever you do, your better off having 4 tires of the same kind, even if they are summer, then two winters two summers, because if you go to lose control, your car will handel the same way on all 4 corners so it will be much more predicatable, and easier to regain control due to that.
Michelin Pilot Alpin's on stock rims for the winter
Dunlop SP8000's on aftermarket rims for the summer
With two sets of wheels and rims that are already mounted and balanced, I can change them myself with a standard jack in less than an hour. Going with winter tires means I don't have to compromise for summer tires. Plus it ensures that the tires are rotated twice a year and I know that they're properly torqued.
I use all season's on my Aurora, but I do have winter tires for my Crown Vic. Leaving a stoplight in the snow is hard enough with rear wheel drive, that I do everything possible to make sure that car does OK on snow/ice.