Re: SNOW/ICE handling?
We have a half-mile driveway, pretty much straight uphill (the side of a mountain). I had no problems with my 2009 Malibu (it has the original tires) last winter. I have had no problems on roads either. We get a lot of ice here, so that's saying something.
I agree the Eagle tires aren't great, but I'm used to winter driving. Before my Malibu, I drove a Grand Prix and put Nokian Hakkas on it every winter. Now with that set up I could go almost everywhere. I actually made it out of our driveway in that car when our neighbor couldn't do it in his AWD.
2009 Chevy Malibu LTZ
Black Granite Metallic, Cocoa/Cashmere
3.6LV6, Sunroof, Rear power package