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Old 26 Sep 2013, 11:19 am
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Default PT's In The Snow?

How are they in the snow, traction wise and ground clearance? The front end is really
close to the pavement. I drove a Ford Escort XZ2 for 12 winters with no problems.
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Old 26 Sep 2013, 12:06 pm
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Default Re: PT's In The Snow?

I am actually kind of worried as well, but I see a ton of pt's where I live. I bought mine like 5 months ago, while on my first camping trip with it I came accross a section of icey snow(in a spot on dirt road that never gets sun) I could of drove around it but I wanted to see if I could make it through, going about 5 miles an hour I drove into it(3-5 inches deep) and the back wheels didn't even make it in. Front tires just spun, and spun, so I put a towel under one of the wheels and back up np. Now this isnt normal snow, but its my only experience so far.

But, I used to drive a 88 Nissan Pulsar, and dominated the snow in it.
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Old 26 Sep 2013, 12:19 pm
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Default Re: PT's In The Snow?

we got this thread last year too: Driving in Snow

you'll be fine. all depends on having good tires. snow tires or all season tires. assuming you get that right, you'll have fun and get where you're going. i play with the ebrake and actually wished it didn't grip as good so i could slide around a little more. i manage to stay out the ditch/never got stuck yet (:

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Old 26 Sep 2013, 12:45 pm
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Just like anyone(PT or not)living in an area than is prone to snow,keep the usual things on hand: Tire Chains/Cables,Bag of Kitty Litter(for extra traction),Folding Shovel,and a Good Cellphone(when all else fails!).........In most instances,I would think the front end of a PT Cruiser makes a great light duty snow plow!lol
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Old 26 Sep 2013, 12:53 pm
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Old 26 Sep 2013, 12:57 pm
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Hahaha....I was at first thinking the same thing;I'm from South Texas!....We only get a 'dusting' of snow every 100 years!
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Old 26 Sep 2013, 03:18 pm
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Default Re: PT's In The Snow?

I have an 05 GT convertible and I understand they sit a bit lower to the ground stock than the 4 doors. I've driven mine through 2 Minnesota winters with no problems. I do recommend a second set of rims with snow tires mounted for best traction.
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Well there you have it. If your allowed in your state I can recommend studded snow tires. The only thing stopping you is the butt hole on summer tires stuck in front if you.
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Old 26 Sep 2013, 11:17 pm
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Right in the heart of snow country up here in The Great White North and I've never had any problems with the PT and snow. (And mine is lowered too!!!)
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Exactly.. I run with decent Toyos in the snow... One incident last winter after a 17" dump had me going around buried neighbors ! .. the weight comes in handy
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