This car handles very very very poorly on snow - worst I've ever owned (I've owned 5 other cars). I am looking to replace the car because of this. The front end is light and the traction control comes on when the car is on a slight incline on a wet road or road with a bit of small sandy/pebbley debris. I have never had snow tires (live in NJ) but never had an issue until this car.
gas mileage - 30 miles per gallon highway!
more weight upfront and/or only offer this model with a V-6. Of course the car is no longer manufactured so none of this matters.