I made a post office run a day or so after Christmas. It was a dark and stormy day. Just getting dark. Descanso had a pretty good dusting of snow.
As I was heading back home on the long, winding, elevation changing, out in the sticks, 2 lane, dark road, it started snowing like crazy. It wasn't all snow; a wintry mix.
So, I drove slowly enough. No problem. Then there was no precip at all. Fine. Until I entered the spot with the downhill multiple S-curves. The curves are such that you can't look down or ahead and glimpse the future; not like switchbacks.
All of a sudden the road is covered with a layer of snow and ice. And I'm head for a ninety degree left on a downhill grade. I touched the brakes and nothing, and the car was wanting to slide a little sideways with no brakes.
The one like a woman who yearns to be tamed was front wheel drive. No comment. That's mine in the Keys last year. It's 4wd.
Afterwards I thought it was a fun thing. Once is enough and it was a lucky break. Still, I am not so sure that I'd have made the turn if I'd only had front or only rear drive. I could be wrong. I've very rarely been in a situation that a front wheel drive car wouldn't have worked just fine.