It depends. If there's a good crowd going, we usually take my 4x4 '01 Chevy Tahoe. If there's just a couple of us going or it's really gnarly out on the roads, we usually take my '97 Jeep TJ with a 3" lift, chopped fenders, and 33x13.50 Super Swamper LTBs.
I do it on the cheeeeap! 1996 Ford Exploder, 170K, mostly roadtrips and winter trips. It looks plain jane and hold my rack and a bunch of stickers well! If it's not in order I have to drive my 79 Chevy K10 crawler. It's slow and 35" tires are kinda loud all the way up I-70!
You've never driven a camaro in a blizzard. I suggest you try it sometime, with someone else's insured camaro. Then you'll understand how cars 'suck' in the snow.
I take the position that an actual 'need' for a truck/SUV in the winter, while legitimate for some people, is tremendously overblown for the rest of the population who live right on plowed and salted roads. I'll stick with cars, which is all I need to get by in the winter where I am. I can't justify the expense of buying and then gassing up a truck year round in order to be prepared for the maybe 7 mornings of shitty driving conditions total per year in winter.
I've got a 2WD Matrix which is GREAT for boarding. Everything fits inside perfectly. We've got a Yakima rack with ski/board clamps for when we're carrying luggage or extra people.
Several times last year we couldn't reach the hill with a 2WD car, however, so we're looking at trading in my Honda for a used Suzuki SX4, Matrix AWD, or a Forester to drive in the winter. The SX4 gets 30MPG highway, which is phenomenal for an AWD vehicle. We're hitting a dealership this weekend to see if my 6'4" goon ass can even fit in an SX4.
[QUOTE=MunkySpunk;175101]You've never driven a camaro in a blizzard. I suggest you try it sometime, with someone else's insured camaro. Then you'll understand how cars 'suck' in the snow. QUOTE]
exactly, especially a strong rear wheeled car, had a supercharged thunderbird back in the day, so powerful when I took it out in the snow the slightest tap of the gas would spin the rear wheels sending me into a fish tail.
So Now I rock a chevy Tahoe 4x4 5.3 with snow tires, the thing is a beast for snowboarding trips, we take it every weekend 5 hrs there and 5 hrs back, (stay overnight ofcourse) pack 7 people in it with the 3rd row down bags in the back +3 boards and 4 boards on the roof rack. 2 tvs and 1 19" monitor in the back. the perfect trip Truck.