Because snow tires.

Why get snow tires? First off, you live in Massachusetts. Secondly, you don't want to be the guy with an SUV that gets stuck in 2.5 inches of snow in front of a hospital entrance blocking 3 ambulances, 2 firetrucks and the SIX plows down the street causing a 1/4 mile back up.

Salvage title rebuild

So am a graduate student therefore, I be too poor to have a nice car. I've been parking lot mechanic-ing my '02 accord along. This is a blessing and a curse. Through my work I have fallen in love with working on cars and now I feel like I can takle a non-welding required long-term project car.