Quoted directly from the Snowpocalypse Gawker article that got crossposted to the frontpage: "When it snows where you live, it is the latest in a string of snowfalls that date back centuries. You own a car with four-wheel-drive for that very purpose. You may even own snow tires." No! You own snow tires, and when that's not enough, you get a 4WD vehicle. Not the other way round.