My Ghibli SQ4 passed its first winter-weather snow test today with flying colors. The suburbs of Detroit got about 1 inch of snow----that first snow of the year, when combined with exceptionally cold weather, seems to make everyone on the road nervous to the point they drive like they have never seen snow before. Accidents everywhere on the expressways and side streets, with the compacted light snow being slippery as heck, especially at intersections. The Ghibli SQ4 was awesome in the snow. I set the instrument panel to show the relative front to rear power changes in the 4 wheel drive system--very entertaining. The car had great traction moving forward from a dead stop. The Pirelli All-Season tires are excellent, especially as I watched in comparison a brand new Corvette slipping and sliding sideways at every start up---quite amusing. I thought my previous Lincoln MKS with AWD was one of the best winter cars I have ever owned---but the Ghibli SQ4 in the "ICE" setting, with the 4 wheel drive operating in conjunction with the AS tires--gave me great confidence in the ability of this car to handle the cold and snowy conditions----now, anyone driving a Ghibli in Buffalo tonight???