Originally Posted by dr335is
These cars are made in Germany for ALL weather markets. I just moved back from EU and I can tell you that your weather is very much comparable with the Northern Europe and the road conditions, too.
However, I understand your position.
I spend most of my time in southern Germany (Stuttgart/Munich). More inland so I guess more protected.
I can tell you that Lake Michigan produces "lake effect" which is quite nasty. Having lived most of my life in Illinois (other side of the lake), this side of the lake is much worse for snow.