Here is my dilemma: I am picking up my new 05 MC this Thursday. I also have a Ford Ranger and a Daewoo Nubira. I was going to get snow tires for the MINI for driving in the winter and give my niece my Daewoo as her first car (she gets her license in December). The Daewoo needs some control arms and the brakes may need replacing. I was thinking for the price of snow tires, I could fix the Daewoo and drive it in the winter. The Daewoo drives OK in the snow but not the best I have driven. Do all of you MINI owners think that the MINIs drive better in the snow then other vehicles you have driven? Do you think I should fix the Daewoo or just give it to my niece (she would pay for fixing it if she gets it now)? The other problem is my boyfriend also has two vehicles and I have a 2 car garage but the other vehicles are basically parked in the fire department parking lot even though they are parked against my property. I have a very small yard and a very small driveway that is actually mine. I was going to park the Ranger in the backyard for the winter. I won't drive that in the winter because it is rear wheel drive. It would be rough parking 5 vehicles where I live. Thanks for any opinions!