Thread: ('11-'14) First snow with AWD
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:28 PM   #60
Commander Keen
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Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: MAIC
2012 Impreza 4DR 5MT


With snow tires = 5 passenger snowmobile.
This. I tell people looking for an AWD/4WD car for snow not to bother unless they're also getting winter tires. A modern FWD with snows is safer and easier to drive than 4WD/AWD with all seasons.

We get enough snow here to cause all kinds of wreckage, but not enough for winter tires to be common equipment. Drivers set out with their SUV on hockey puck tires and end up ornamenting a telephone pole with it.

A mere 1.1" here smashed up sixty cars in four hours. Medics and police were stretched to the limit. When I got home, the perfectly prepared rack of ribs I put in the oven that morning was at room temperature and ruined because one of the 60 cars knocked out the mains to my neighborhood. All this, because people don't care to put the right tires on their car.
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