I like the push buttons. With AWD and studded winter tires, I don't have to rock back and forth :-)
So far so good country guy.....we really have not had much snow to put it to the test...the only ONE reason I would like the stick over buttons is for rocking a car back and forth...the electronics buttons are decidedly slower to engage a back and forth motion between forward and reverse gears.
With that said, I considered two important facts tho....(A)
Im dealing with an all wheel drive powertrain and (B) high quality winter Michelin ice tires....Im sure the combination of both will get me unstuck if need be...
Not sure what your temps are today country guy,but where I am it's reading -27C...last night for the first time I actually plugged in the block heater when I drove her into the garage....hopefully it will keep the oil from turning (thickening) into (almost) grease! LOL....it's pretty cold up here!...That's additional strain I do not wish to add to my oil pump and oil galleys!
By mid next week, I'll feel confident taking my Can Am on Rice lake for an extended ride....nothing grips on ice like a set of 4 overly aggressive tires that Can Am comes with! been in some pretty deep mud bogs in the summer and checked it out over Rice lake, and both instances, it blew me away at the traction it has, weight not withstanding being an 800 lbs toy...They usually post ice thickness and safety information once weekly on lake ice conditions...not sure who does it,( OPP maybe) but it's a great way to educate the public on the dangers of driving on thin ice!
Have you plugged in your block heater in the C country guy?