Remind me NEVER to move to Spokane . We get snow around here, but (almost) never like that. Except when a Nor'easter comes through and the temps are just right - then 20 - 30" of snow isn't unheard of. Also, I hear you on the need to haul stuff - my son decided to test the law of gravity several weeks back. Fell off his scooter, and broke his arm and his leg. He needed a wheelchair to get around for a while. You know that you can actually fit a full wheelchair, without having to fold it, or put it on it's side (although we did have to lay the wheelchair on it's back), 4 kids (including one with two casts), 2 adults (one of whom is VERY pregnant) and a rambunctious beagle in my SUV... with enough room to spare for groceries?