<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">My thoughts exactly. It comes down to the tires way more then the car itself. Just get yourself four skinny dedicated snow tires and run them in the winter. You don't even need the expensive fancy ones. In my mustang and my T-Bird, I would also pick up 80-100lbs of salt or sand from HomeDepot and throw it in the back. With snow tires, both the Mustang and the T-Bird went better in the snow than the Focus with the Stock Firestones.Originally posted by Auto-X-ZTS:
Get some--all 4--good winter tires for the snowy months--it will be a very livable car if you do that. Nokian Hakkapeliitta tires would be my first choice http://www.nokian.com/.
The traction control option would be worth considering, but is not a "must have" imho.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">ditto.Originally posted by RiTzBiTz:
I drove a 400 HP turbo mustang for 5 years in the great white north..( 10 ft high snow drifts, ICE etc etc ) As long as you have some weight in the back (Sand bags etc etc) and you drive responsibly you will have no real issue... The key is moderation and good snow tires with studs if you expect to have to drive for an extended time in winter conditions....