Obviously, the most important feature of all Subarus is the symmetrical all-wheel-drive, and in regards to a blizzard, I was heavily counting on the Forester to take care of business. Aside from the initial brake check slide (with nobody in front of me, of course), the car never unintentionally slipped from underneath me.

I actually had so much confidence driving over the snow-coated roads that a passenger commented on how impressed she was with my driving. The honest truth would have been that nothing about the driving was difficult, but I just let her appreciate my "skills." Even getting over that mound of snow that accumulates at the base of the driveway, courtesy of those damn plows, was pie, thanks to the 8.7 inches of ground clearance.