The old Buick has been rear ended by some douche with no insurance.
Anyway, I've been looking at getting a 2006+ Infiniti M45 (AWD 3.5V6). Anyone have any experience with these cars? I had a 1999 Q45 years ago and I loved it, I've always wanted to get back in an Infiniti. Found a White 2006 Infiniti M35 3.5V6 AWD for $14,000~. has 47K on it, I love the RWD cars but with my addiction AWD is the practical way to go...
I've got a 4x4 truck for the really bad days, but I prefer driving a car for my daily commutes and to the mountain if it's not a total shit show out there. Since it doesn't snow in CO anymore I guess I don't have to worry about that.
My wife's 2010 Nissan Rogue SL AWD is our go-to snow vehicle. It just has the stock tires on it, but it's gotten us through some pretty tough conditions. At Solitude last year, we had an epic storm day and people were getting stuck in the parking lot. I turned the Rogue on, shifted down to L, and drove out like I was driving to the Prom. It's cheap and the Nissan OEM all weather floor mats are awesome for snow.
It's also a heck of a lot better in the snow than my rear wheel drive BMW 335. Going up into Little Cottonwood in a storm in that thing would be suicide.