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Old 26 Jul 2012, 05:30 pm
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Default Looking for Opinion on Winter Driving

Evening all. It was bound to happen, my wife has fallen in love with the PT and drives it daily. She asked how it would do in the snow. I don't have a definitive answer because I've not owned this one that long, nor have I driven a PT in snow. However I told her who would know, so I'm asking the long time owners who live where it snows to give me your opinion please.

She drives an 2011 Focus with traction control, but had trouble with it getting up the drive where she works. It has quite an incline. I would guess it to be 30 degrees or more.

The PT has traction control.

Thanks,
Ron

p.s. Can't believe I have to ask a snow question in July.
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Old 26 Jul 2012, 05:40 pm
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Get a set of aftermarket rims and some snow tires and the car is a beast in the snow.

If you have crap all season tires, well good luck!

I just bough a set of MB motoring alloys and hancook snow tires for my 06, will be the first time I have driven a convertible in the winter, should be interesting.

My 03 GT has been flawless in the winter but I put snows tire on it so the wife wouldnt get stuck. Goes nice in the snow, tracks nice and straight.

Up here in Maine we have all the idiots with Subarus, think their invincible in the snow, I mean they have symetrical AWD or what ever crap they bloviate. As my friend who owns a body shop says, from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip and into the ditch LOL, same story, repairs more subys than any other 4wd AWD.

Anyhow put a set of snows on and your good to go!
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Get you some steels and if there allowed were you live some studded snow tires. The only that can stop you is deep snow and other people in your way.
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Old 26 Jul 2012, 07:30 pm
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Get you some steels and if there allowed were you live some studded snow tires. The only that can stop you is deep snow and other people in your way.
They outlawed studded tires here when I was a kid. The last decade we really haven't seen much snow, but it doesn't take much to make this driveway treacherous. I'm betting I'd have to order snow tires. I haven't seen them in years.

Thanks to you and VNT for the info.
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Old 26 Jul 2012, 07:42 pm
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Best getting some if you not getting traction. If your not getting it with the other one, you will have similar problems with the cruiser.
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Here is my advice, go to discount tires direct.

They have great prices. I got lucky, they had a sale with, buy 4 wheels get 100$ back and buy 4 tires get another 100 bucks. Free shipping and no sales tax.

if you buy as a package, they can mount them and balance

I got 4 MB Motoring 5-100 17x7 machined alloys for 75$ a piece after the rebate with Hancook I cept EVO 205/50 winter tires for 90$ a piece mounted. It was another 40 for Road force balance and 4$ for 4 chrome stems and 20$ for new chrome lugs with lug lock. So I got out it for 725$. it was 925 and got two 100 dollar cards.

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They outlawed studded tires here when I was a kid. The last decade we really haven't seen much snow, but it doesn't take much to make this driveway treacherous. I'm betting I'd have to order snow tires. I haven't seen them in years.

Thanks to you and VNT for the info.
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