We finally got some snow and ice here in the Marietta, GA area and I just HAD to get out to try my BE. We had about an inch of ice covered with about an inch of snow. My driveway is uphill to the house and so is the street leaving my driveway. I put it in all of the modes i.e. normal-snow-mud-sand and tried to get wheel spin. I am very impressed with the traction even though I have the stock Firestone tires. I have a bad hill going out of my drive way and I have always had problems. I had NO problems with the BE and I am a happy camper. I think I'll keep it!