Winter has been tough on my ST so far. As you may have read in my previous post in this sub-forum, I've been away a lot for work and haven't driven my Fiesta very much. I was one of the first people on this forum to receive my car, and I have not driven 1700km yet. So these problems are even more saddening, because I hardly even drive it! Anyway, when I left for work November 3 there wasn't any snow where I lived, but temps dropped, and it snowed while I was away. My car sat the whole time. I came back last Sunday, and it was cold. I warmed up my car and while I was listening to music, noticed that the front passenger woofer (in the door) was crackling. I think after sitting for so long in the cold it became brittle, and then it cracked once I started to use it. I've got extended warranty and I am pretty sure this will be covered. I plan to request a diagnosis of the problem, and a replacement speaker, if necessary. However, my car will remain parked outside for the entire winter. I assume any replacement is going to be as equally at risk for damage... Anyone else up North experiencing these problems? Are there aftermarket options that may be more durable? I'm very pleased with the Sony system, provided the speakers aren't damaged.