I finally gave up on my 96 Explorer after the tranny went out earlier this year and am left with only my 05 GT. I was a little nervous last week when we got 4-5 inches of snow and I had to drive my Mustang to work.... but no worries at all. I had bought 4 Firestone Winterforce M+S winter tires for her and threw 4 bags of sand in the back and she stuck to the road like a champ. Obviously I started in 2nd gear everytime and was cruising slower than usual in 5th gear but she gave me no troubles. If you have to drive your GT in the snow, I recommend these Winterforces with sand bags in the trunk. Your GT won't let you down.