My wife and I have decided to buy a new 2012 equinox 4 cylinder 1lt fwd and was wondering how is the handling of the vehicle in the snow? I assume it will be the same as the 2011 models? We decided against the awd version since I live only 1.5 miles away from work, don't want to spend the extra $1750 to get an awd, and we would get a little better gas mileage. I have never had any major problems driving in the snow with my previous fwd vehicles since I live in town. I live in central Illinois and a typical snowstorm is in the 6-9 inch range and occurs maybe twice a year. Any comments would be greatly appreciated thanks!