Well, finally it's happening. . . This city girl is taking the plunge. The land I'm looking at is near the Canadian border in eastern Washington, where winters are a little more serious than what I'm used to. It's 20 or so miles out of town, accessible mostly by way of county roads which are regularly plowed. The last 1/8 mi stretch will get some accumulation. So here's my question: Am I going to need to trade in my Honda Civic hatchback for a higher-sitting 4WD vehicle, or could I get by with what I have together with a good set of snow tires? I've been looking at the Toyota Tacoma 4x4, which appeals to me from the standpoint of utility. I'm wondering how smaller 4WD pick-ups fare in slippery winter conditions. Thank you in advance for your input!