I learned my lesson years ago... a bus kissed my a$$ on HWY2 (Rouge River). Still drove home :-) but my e30 was beat :-( All subsequent cars have used snows. Pickering Tire is simply the best in the east end. Since I work out that way, they're convenient too!
I wish I had the space and money to have a beater, but alas... it ain't in my cards.
(RIP '84 325e, '87 325e, '96 328i and 2000 323i)