This is the car (truck) I drive (this is not a picture of my actual car, but it serves the purpose).
It is a Toyota Sequoia Limited, and for the most part it has been a great family vehicle, but something happens every winter...I have to put it in 4 wheel drive to get "up" my driveway. This might lead you to believe that my driveway would look something like this:
After all, it is a big truck and should be able to handle anything less than this without batting an eye, right? Wrong. My driveway actually looks more like this:
It is just about completely flat. There might be a slight, and I do mean ever so slight, slope to it, but really it is pretty darn flat. This is what leads me to believe that my truck is having an identity crisis. It must believe that it is actually some tiny light weight of a car that needs extra help in bad weather. I feel like reciting the "Little Engine that Could" story to it every year around this time. I understand putting it in 4 wheel drive in nasty weather on the roads, but it just seems so silly to have to do it to get "up" my driveway when the roads aren't bad and the driveway merely has a dusting on it. In fact, last night, we had some freezing rain and my truck had to stay parked in the driveway since even in 4 wheel drive all it did was slide sideways no matter how I turned the wheel to try to get it in the garage.
Oh well, at least I am lucky enough to have a reliable vehicle to get my family safely to and fro, and maybe next winter will be the year it actually recognizes its true strength. ;)