For those of you on the east coast, how helpful is 4wd when it comes to the snow? Is it worth the extra money to get an SUV or something with 4wd to handle the weather? I have a possibility of heading out to the east coast, but I currently drive an older car that my parents (who don't drive too much) would like to have. I figure it might be more economical to give them my car and buy another once I hit the east coast. I'm trying to keep costs low, but even the small SUVs with 4wd are pretty hefty, and I don't really care to get a pickup... On the other hand, there are plenty of regular, 2wd cars that are much cheaper and will fit better into the budget. Any opinions?