ok first off ANYCAR with 17inch rims, with low profile performance/summer tires will SUCK in snow. I dont understand why ANYONE would say the IS sucks in snow, when BACK AT THE RANCH u have 17inch performance/summer tires! I mean HELLO? just b/c you bought a lexus, doesnt mean we have special 'summer' tires that can handle in the snow. bottomline is we bought a lexus IS300 "SPORTS" sedan, which was created with the intenions of "sporty" everything in mind. so please everyone go buy "SNOW" TIRES before starting another "help IS doesnt handle in snow" forum to add to the ALREADY 32312094712309 EXISTING forums that deal with this b/s subject already.. no attitude, or flame intended just tired of all the users who lost common sense.