That's for sure: when I picked up my car last winter, the roads were dry, and temps moderate. About 20 miles left and it started to snow. as long as the car maintained velocity it was fine. increase speed was bad, trying to stop was bad, trying to steer was bad.... The manufacturers of the stock tires sure weren't kidding when they labelled them as 3 season.
I'd like to drive in the winter, and by all accounts with good snow tires it should be ok. But which ones to get? The Blizzaks seem to be the 'go to' tires, but I note that there are different versions (LM60, WS70, WS80?). Anyone have any input on that? It appears that WS80 should be the better choice, but Tire Rack 'only' has Run flat LM60s (205/45R17)