I live pretty far north and the winters can get nasty. I want a car that can handle a good bit of snow but I don't want to end up in a truck and I don't want to be that guy on the side of the highway, pic related.
If you want to get around just fine with no actual trouble; get anything with a normal ride height and high-tier winter tires
If you want to get around just fine even better and be able to tackle some of the rougher roads; taller-sitting car with AWD, like a Subaru Legacy/Impreza, Volvo V70 Cross Country and similar
Where exactly are you from? Could be large differences concerning what cars are actually available
Would you believe me if I said that we've killed one 240 and a 740 by fucking around in the skislopes around here after the season is over?
One of the fuckers flew too far, landing hard and disconnecting gearbox & engine from eachother
an older f150
infinite parts availability, 4x4 available, inexpensive maintenance, but poor fuel mileage. The fuel mileage doesn't matter much if you're a burger with $2.50/gallon gas, though.
Maybe if they weren't asking $50 grand for an Evo with 12 more horsepower than the already overpriced $36 grand version.
My family has 2 evos. They are awesome. I would not recommend them to anyone unless you are ok with paying really high maintenance fees. I work on them myself. One is an 03 the other an 08. Really cool cars that break a lot and are expensive to repair. Parts are stupid pricey.