Great videos! I had not seen them before. They pretty much explain why Subarus can deal with bad roads easier than many other vehicles.
edit: Friday night when I got off work, the roads in these parts were beyond bad. With the wind and snow, salt and plow trucks could not keep up. Thw vehicle I drive at work is a full size Ford van without posi traction. It is by far one of the worst vehicles I have ever driven in snow, rivaling that of '60's and '70's muscle cars. I can tell you with certainty that the system used with the CVT does as well as the 5 speed manual system that was in my '03 WRX. EVERYBODY around me was struggling to make up hills and I was able to drive easily. No drama. Just as if the road was dry. THAT is why Subaru owners are smiling when driving on wintery roads. ;-))