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Old 11 Dec 2007, 01:55 pm
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This is my first winter in my PT Cruiser 2006 limited edition. We have had a couple of snow storms already this year but I haven't driven the car yet because I was in an accident last winter and am still feeling a little freaky about driving in the snow especially since I have no idea how this car will handle in the snow. My questions is.....how does it go? ( and yes I have good tires)
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Old 11 Dec 2007, 02:50 pm
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Well, I have driven my PT in the snow and it works just great.
I have 4 Toyo 15" snow tires and it's like driving a little snowmobile. I was passing cars/vans/trucks sliding down hills backwards.
The secret is taking it easy and not rushing things.
And the other secret is using "snow tires". All season radials do not work that well in the snow. (I have a set that I swap when the weather gets nice again.)
Ask my neighbour and his Mazda Van that was parked at the bottom the hill where I live. He has a couple of small kids and I offered to to take them anywhere if there was an emergency.
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Old 11 Dec 2007, 03:33 pm
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Oklahoma City here - a 2006 Touring.
Last year when we got a little ice and snow, my low-profile performance tires wouldn't go up a shalllow grade.
**So, I put the all-season Bad Years back on, and no problem all winter!
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Old 12 Dec 2007, 08:20 am
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The secret is taking it easy and not rushing things.
Completely agree.
Everything - accelerating, braking, turning - just do them S L O W L Y...
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