Best car for driving in snow

After begin rear-ended (twice in the same acccident by the same person), I now have to buy another car quickly. I was thinking about a Volvo S40 or S60, as they have lumbar support (bad back!) and I believe they are also comfortable sitting in the back of car BUT I want something that's good in the snow and ice, bearing in mind last week. A taxi driver a couple of weeks ago told me Volvos were awful. I know it's a lot down to how you drive but any advice would be much appreciated.

Asked on 11 December 2010 by Sheila99

Answered by Honest John
Any car is much better in snow when fitted with winter compound tyres. They are more effective in low temperatures and on snow than four wheel drive.
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