I find the Malibu nearly undriveable on back dirt roads in anything more than 1/2 an inch of snow without turning off the traction control. With it off, not so bad. The one thing that is a bit crazy is how hard my car goes right with wheelspin. If I pull away from a stop sign with the traction control off on ice, it goes straight right until I let off and coast to bring it back left and as soon as i touch the gas, back to the right we go. I'm also nowhere near impressed with the electric steering in the 4 cylinder equipped Malibus. No road feel at all, and just very inconsistent.