I guess having lived in Florida while learning to drive helped a lot. How to drive on sand or mud and still stay out of the ditch.
When we were driving around looking at properties right after a big rainstorm our sponsor's husband complimented me on my driving. Some of the property was at the end of dirt/mud roads and a good part of my driving (2 wheel drive rental car) was facing somewhere other than the direction we were moving but I stayed on the road.
I would have felt much better with our 4x4 and we'll buy one there, but rentals only come in city cars.