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Well, I got my chance to test things in the snow today - we had about 4" - and it seems you were mostly correct, better than I'd feared though but not good.

OK as long as you don't want to change direction or, God forbid, go up a slope of any kind. A large improvement on my previous Chrysler, a Voyager, though I couldn't recommend it for winter travel in anywhere with regular snow falls.

I've got P7s on though, are they any better with other tyres?

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No tyres are any good in snow except for studded ( which are illegal),get a Range Rover ( P38's are the best ones) and drive carefully,or a small low horsepower fwd car with a manual box and drive carefully but the Rangey will save your life.....lol


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I've got P7s on though, are they any better with other tyres?
Mine has the standard fit Goodyear M+S tyres and they were good enough to get me to the south of France and across into Spain during that dreadful pan European snowy spell Christmas 2010. At least half of the journey was on snow. No dramas.

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No tyres are any good in snow except for studded
I disagree. I fitted a set of Vredenstiein Wintrac 5 Extremes to my wife's Sportage.

On the way to work this morning, my wife instinctively stamped on the brakes when a cat ran across the road in front of us. The road was ungritted and covered in hard packed snow with thin sprinkling of powder on top. The car stopped in a straight line without even a trace of a slide. The ABS didn't even activate.
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God forbid, go up a slope of any kind.
Tell me about it !!!!

only around 4" of the white stuff but cant get up our drive tonight and had to leave it out in the single track lane.
luckily nobody else needs to be past as there's nothing beyond us.

seemed to behave quite well on level-ish compact snow and gentle slopes though...as long as i could get a run at them.
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I have driven in New England for over 50 years with rear drive cars.

What works well are snow tires on the rear drive wheels. If they are legal studded snows are even better. Get an extra set of wheels at a junk yard and change wheels in the spring.

Presently I have a 2006 300 with the AWD and just all weather tires on it. it's a benefit for off road excusions.

We have studded snows on the Mercury Grand Marquis.

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After being told in good faith by the weather forecasters [ Hah ! ] that Scotland would be snow free today I went on a trip to Inverness.
Coming back down the A9 it got rather snowy but the 300 coped well with the meagre inch or two of white stuff, speed down, no sharp braking and no big hills.
Thankfully it got no worse, as I feel the 300 is not really a winter beast.
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well after getting Vredenstiein Wintrac on my winter rims...lol.. i had about 3mm of snow, what a joke even the standard tyre will cope with that.



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We have had about 6" of snow and every road in and out of our village/valley is pretty much impassable lol. I was thinking of trying the snow socks out but cannot be bothered as I didn't need to really be going anywhere yesterday. I was hoping to go to our boat today but me thinks it will be a total waste of time lmao.

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Well, there's about 6" in the garden, don't know what the roads are like but it froze hard last night so I'll go and give the ABS a testing on ice this morning...
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