Attempted to take my 147 from Inverness down to Glasgow tonight. Left work in Inverness at 4pm, roads clear, very little snow by the side of the road... got 10 miles down the road and by the time I hit Carrbridge the road was completely blocked and undrivable (the A9, a main trunk road).
Turned off at Carrbridge, drove at about 5 miles an hour into the town. Just before the town there is a sharp, downhill right turn. Even at crawling speed the car wouldn't turn, but luckily there was a huge snowdrift to buffer me round the corner and I came to rest outside the local hotel!
2 secs after I'd parked up, a stupid woman in a SUV (thinking the car is better in the snow than it really is) came round the bend at about 30 miles an hour (fine in the dry), went straight up and over the snow drift and backwards down the hill. Came to rest about 5 feet away from a petrol pump at the station across the road.
I had a quick coffee, got back in the car, took about a half mile run to get back up the hill, made it back onto the A9 (just), and passed about 5-6 cars embedded in the snow by the side of the road on the way back to Inverness.
So... in short... i've kind of changed my mind, my bella served me quite well in extremely treacherous conditions tonight. Not the worst car ever in the snow after all!