I'm sorry, I don't an Xi is good for any snow over 7 inches, max. And that's fresh snow. Solid or frozen stuff, I'd limit it to 4 inches. All you need to do is hit a solid clump left by a plow or what have you, and it's going to take out the lower front air dam and potentially the shields underneath.
Plows in my area do a lousy job of cleaning up my road. I cringe when I see any ruts or junk left behind... I've bottomed my wifes Xi out a few times.
I prefer manuals in the snow. I like autos for commuting or relaxing drives. Manual for when you need full control of the vehicle.
Last edited by yo_marc; 10-01-2012 at 05:14 PM.