Top ten: Cars for the big freeze

With the snow still piled up in most UK towns, Autoblog UK counts down the top ten cars best equipped to take on the big freeze. We've even done it in price order so there should be something to meet every one's budget.

10. Saab 900 – up to £2,000

An old car now, but this traditional Saab was thoroughly engineered for a life in snow, with good traction, predictable front-wheel drive handling and a powerful heater – it proves that you don't always need four-wheel drive to cut a path through the drifts. The 900 was built from 1979-93 and they're still quite plentiful, with good spares back-up. It even qualifies for classic car insurance.

A decent example can be yours for £2,000, and many usable examples come for well under this. We found a 1992 5-door Saab 900 XS in fine fettle for £1,895.

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9. Jeep Grand Cherokee – up to £3,000

If you're looking for the cheapest four-wheel drive way to tackle a school run blighted by snow, the Grand Cherokee is a good contender. The big Jeep is thirsty and not particularly refined, but it's still well equipped, relatively comfortable and completely unafraid of the slippery stuff.