**Long Post alert**
Took a hunting trip to Southern UT last week, approx 500 miles round trip. Snowed all the way down and all the way back up, as well as the whole time we hunted. Roads were snowpacked and slick. In one 20 mile stretch near Scipio (one of those blink and you'll miss it towns) my boys and I saw over 20 cars slid off in the median or shoulders. Never felt any slip in Burnie, even thought I still have the stock all-season radials on him. 4WD and slowing down got me where I was going in one piece.
Got to my buddies place and he started giving me a hard time about buying a "baby Jeep." I shrugged it off, knowing what the Compass can do, and we headed out into the hills to find some deer, he and his son in his Avalanche, me and mine in Burnie. We got to he end of the passable road and decided to turn around. I whipped my Compass right around, no problem. His big long truck, however ended up with the 2 passenger tires stuck in a snow and ice filled ditch off the side of the road. Couldn't go forward, and couldn't go back... Hooked Burnie up to the Avalance (still wish there were tow hooks on the Compass) and popped him right out. No more cracks about having a "baby Jeep."
Man was indeed meant to fly...but only in one direction!