Hi everyone. I recently had the chance to test drive a Mini after much curiosity and quickly fell in love. I am in the market for the 2009 Mini Cooper. However, I keep hearing stories about how lousy the Mini is in snowy conditions. One mechanic has informed me that because the Mini is so low to the ground, it will be a big problem when there is more than 4 or 5" of snow on the ground. I live in New England where, of course, the winters can be very harsh and I do commute. I was wondering if anyone can tell me about their experiences with their Minis and snowy conditions? Any information would be very helpful. Thanks.