I'm going to escape the frozen north for a couple of months this winter and need to decide whether to let my cruiser hibernate for that time or let someone drive it. I'm leaning towards pulling the battery and letting it sit, but thought some of you might be interested in persuading me otherwise. As an aside, I've been very pleased with its performance in the snow so far. 4WD and a lot of weight are a great combo. It's much more stable than my old '85 4runner was. I thought the Runner was inferior to a 4WD subaru in the snow, unless the snow was quite deep, but the cruiser is hands down better than either one in any conditions.