** I orig posted this in the "safety" forum, but realized this is probably a better fit**
Currently we are a one car house, and that works for us. I mostly bike or bus and my SO drives the car on a long commute everyday. I haven't had a car in 3 yrs and kinda hate to drive... However, with a LO on the way and my job situation requiring more flexible transportation, we've decided to get a second car.
I'd use his car (sadly, a gas guzzler SUV) and he'd get a small, efficient car (maybe a hybrid?) since he's the one who really packs on the miles. However, we're running into an issue. We live in Denver, and snows/iced roads are very common in the winter, especially on the side streets that don't get plowed.
Does anyone know of a small, fuel efficient car with 4-wheel drive that would be spacious and safe enough to strap a kiddo into? Our budget is 20-30k, but we start getting nervous closer to 30k.
We were looking at a Honda Fit or a Prius before thinking of snow, but with today's sprinkle we had a "DOH!" moment.