just got a cooper with the sport package. since it come standard with performance tires, i was wondering how these tires are in the snow and slush? the pattern looks pretty agressive for a performance tire. i'm a pretty good winter driver, we get 5 months of snow up here in cleveland. i have DSC, ABS on my mini. the dealer told me alot of people drive on the mini performance tires all year round. does anybody have any experience driving on the performance tires that come with the cooper sport package? i know i SHOULD get other tires, but why would i if can use these. i really don't want to spend the extra money.