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Get some decent tires. If you are buying a car you might consider 4 wd or "all wheel drive". Know that "all wheel drive" sometimes is set up to brake a spinning wheel, and as hi tech as that sounds, when you are on iffy icy traction, the braking effect can cripple your forward progress. As can traction control. Positraction (limited slip) will help you all the time, and if you have a pickup a locked rear axle in back will help.
OK...we are officially a nation of light weights......all wheel drive and good tires are what came to mind...plus sand and shovel in the trunk. Their list makes me think no wonder we are a nation of teletubs.
My "other" needed a 500 buck remote starter because it was cold in the car, and hot in the summer...sheez.