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What are your experiences ?

Even with ABS, TC, ESP, I must say I'm not impressed, wallowing about like an old biddy in 2 inches of the white stuff, embarrassing to see a Fiat Punto breeze up a hill that you have tried 3 times and failed.

My street cred is in serious trouble, what's the solution, winter tyres, snow socks or chains or buy a [ gulp ] 4x4 ?
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studded tyres.....as long as you dont stop at red lights, park on the street or slow down to much for corners no-one will know you have illegal tyres.

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Well its going be snowing soon Other road users may not be as experienced on the snow, so I try avoid taking my car out....allow getting hit by someone. Snow sock seem to work on smaller tyres, not sure if will last on heavier cars like ours?


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I don't take mine out in frost or snow, worst car for winter conditions I have ever had. I suspect a lot of it's down to the traction control, if you could turn it righ off I think it would be better in really slippy conditions.
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Likewise! If I have to go out, I use my FWD Audi A4 - much better in slippery conditions.
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Don't bother - leave it on the drive for the few days of bad snow/ice we experience. I use my daughter's corsa in these conditions!
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When I lived in snowy country I kept a cheap fwd car. I loved dodge k cars for just that. Never once got stranded in northern pa.

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What are your experiences ?

Even with ABS, TC, ESP, I must say I'm not impressed, wallowing about like an old biddy in 2 inches of the white stuff, embarrassing to see a Fiat Punto breeze up a hill that you have tried 3 times and failed.

My street cred is in serious trouble, what's the solution, winter tyres, snow socks or chains or buy a [ gulp ] 4x4 ?
just put hankook ventus 255x55 x18 on back. got to say not too bad in snow alot better than my mondeo

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