Don't let them put you down! As guy who drives a geo prizm to the mountains, I appreciate someone who has the skill to make a little car work in the snow.
Throw some chains on and put a hundred pounds of sand in the trunk and my four banger gets me where I need to go in the snow.
Now keeping speed over the passes, thats another story...
That being said, a taco might be in my future should I not be able to pass this years emissions test.