Somehwere in this thread I'm pretty sure is my car. But in case it isn't, my lean, mean, mountain machine is a '94 Geo Prizm. I keep a set of chains in the trunk, just in case, but I have yet to actually put them on. I did have to put on a pair of cables that I had beofre the chains, but only due to a State Patrol checkpoint. You can all laugh and mock if you want, but I can guarantee you that I can drive my little 4 door FWD car in any storm, anywhere, unless MASSIVE flooding is involved.
And I have fit 4 people plus gear in it. Of course, that was pre-subwoofers.