The wheels are sick. I got stuck at the bottom of the hill on 15th around the University district. My wife got out of the car and pushed. I made it far enough to park on a side road and get her dad to pick us up. I have thought about studded tires, but then I need to buy some 16" steel wheels and studs. I have chains, but they were in my garage last night, plus they are a bitch to put on because of the lack of clearance in the wheel well.