Having lived in both climates, one saving grace of living in the north is that each spring when we fire up our cars for the first time it's kind of like getting a new car each year. At least that is how I feel. Keeps me quite satisfied with my car and it's performance because I noticed driving it year round I kept wanting more power. I still want more power, but at least I can hold off the urges easier.
Great looking car. Next to the vista blue I love the gray.