I live in Chicago. Had to ditch the IS-F for an Audi S5. I really do miss the IS-F in many aspects, but the S5 in terms of daily driving and "performance when you NEED it" is much more reasonable. I've got the S5 with the stock tires on now and have had no problem on icy roads, and it's been through two blizzards and handles well even with moderate/hard acceleration./You guys living in MN and other midwest/east coast snow states are brave to buy the IS-F!!!
I would totally be thinking Audi if that was my situation
Come summer time, I'm going to miss it though. Although the S5 is without a doubt the sexiest luxury vehicle on the market now, that explains why they only stay on the lot for an average of 12 days.