To the tune of $700 16" wheels and snow tires for my 3. Well, I think he wants to keep our kid and our "baby" car safe, too. Those stock RSAs are absolutely terrible in snow, so he ordered Blizzak Revos on Friday, when we got our first major storm of the season and I discovered just how difficult it was to move and steer 160 horses could be (our gutless old Escort with all-seasons did MUCH better). Amazing the difference. Definitely was worth the investment to keep our car (and everyone inside) in one piece.
Safety items are money well-spent, as far as I'm concerned. They really are an investment. I'd LOVE HIDs, but I don't do much night driving anymore. The snow tires will help insure control over our awesome little car.