Had the car 15 months now, no snow last year so yesterday was it's 1st trip in the white stuff. Horrible, and we only had about 2".
The car is on it's standard Continentals and at only 7k miles but they have little edge tread left, in fact it was listed as advisory at 1st service.
I've had a similar car before, the Qashqai, but this thing is horrendous. I guess it's down to even wider and bigger tyres that increase the footprint reducing any ability to cut through snow. It was fine on straight roads but when the tyre edges were needed to maneuver, hopeless. I have to park 1 car sideways across our steep drive, it almost slid broadside into the road at one point.
Next time it snows I stay in bed
When I was working and had to travel in snow, when "us up north" got real snow,, i used have a winter set of mud and snow rally tyres, they worked. I don't think winter tyres had become a reality back then. They also gave me the company Land Rover if I was the Duty guy.
These days I simply avoid the stuff as most plans can be delayed if the weather sets in.
Sorry about the car, that's actually my worst fear, not my driving but the performance of some folks I see in bad weather.
Thing is in the UK 1898, generally we see such little snow, often only 1 hit per year in many areas, that we simply aren't prepared or dare I say don't need to be. Brings the country to a standstill but gone the next day sort of thing. I watch the rescue documentaries on sky based in Scandinavia, I wouldn't have any 2 wheel drive car out there even with spiked tyres.