So I recently received orders to change bases from Florida to Alaska, and I have no real idea what I'm in for. I'm down to two options: keep my 2012 V6 and prep it as best as I can for the snowy climate or trade it in right before leaving for an affordable AWD vehicle. The reason that I'm leaning towards keeping the Mustang is because I absolutely love it and I'm currently upside-down in the loan. I have about 6 months before I start prepping for the move up there, but I don't know if that will be enough to get a good amount of equity in the car. I've already looked at snow tires (Blizzak seem to be pretty popular), an engine block heater, possibly an oil pan heater, and even adding some weight in the trunk. I guess what I'm asking is: "Does anyone have any experience at all with a RWD vehicle in snowy climates, specifically dealing with the traction issues?"