carman850, The German auto t online agrees with you about Mich Alpine in their test, it finished last, not at all a good deep snow tire. And if the snowy winters are returing to WV as we have had this year, I'm going back to the Blizzak tires.
Does your car have ASR? if so do you not have a problem with take-off traction, mine just fights my efforts to move, from the system automatically applying the brakes.
enjoy your drive, timreid
500E sway bars
210 16in wheels