I am giving serious consideration to retiring my Cavalier with 147,000+ miles on her for a new used vehicle. The front wheel drive Cav has always been good in the snow and I am curious about how my new car might perform in these hellacious Michigan winters. There is a beautiful black 1997 Crown Victoria P71 Interceptor with 65k miles for sale for $5000. This is an ex-police vehicle with heavy-duty shocks, frame etc.. the only catch is that it's rear-wheel drive. I owned a 1994 Mercury Cougar that was rear-wheel drive and it was CRAP on the icy roads, should I be concerned about the Crown Vic? I've never seen a cop in the ditch, is that evidence enough?