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Old 08-21-2009, 09:49 AM   #91 (permalink)
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You've never driven a camaro in a blizzard. I suggest you try it sometime, with someone else's insured camaro. Then you'll understand how cars 'suck' in the snow.

I take the position that an actual 'need' for a truck/SUV in the winter, while legitimate for some people, is tremendously overblown for the rest of the population who live right on plowed and salted roads. I'll stick with cars, which is all I need to get by in the winter where I am. I can't justify the expense of buying and then gassing up a truck year round in order to be prepared for the maybe 7 mornings of shitty driving conditions total per year in winter.

I've got a 2WD Matrix which is GREAT for boarding. Everything fits inside perfectly. We've got a Yakima rack with ski/board clamps for when we're carrying luggage or extra people.

Several times last year we couldn't reach the hill with a 2WD car, however, so we're looking at trading in my Honda for a used Suzuki SX4, Matrix AWD, or a Forester to drive in the winter. The SX4 gets 30MPG highway, which is phenomenal for an AWD vehicle. We're hitting a dealership this weekend to see if my 6'4" goon ass can even fit in an SX4.
rwd is fine in the winter with proper winter tires and a decent driver.
Honestly, snowtires > awd

and awd with snowtires >>>>> the world.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:04 AM   #92 (permalink)
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^really though, rwd sucks. i LIVED in vermont for a whole season with a ford ranger that had rwd, snow tires AND weight n the back. now i only had 2 snow tires cause i was poor but still. there were days i didnt think i would make it to the mtn alive or at all. i slid of the road over a dozen times in that thing during heavy snow falls and it indeed SUCKED in the snow.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:05 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Several times last year we couldn't reach the hill with a 2WD car, however, so we're looking at trading in my Honda for a used Suzuki SX4, Matrix AWD, or a Forester to drive in the winter. The SX4 gets 30MPG highway, which is phenomenal for an AWD vehicle. We're hitting a dealership this weekend to see if my 6'4" goon ass can even fit in an SX4.
The thing that sucks is the days you cant reach the hill because of your car are the epic days!

I still want to trade in my Scion for a Forester or Legacy...

Honestly my TC can get around the city when we had our big snow storm with just winter tires no problem, it was a little sketch because there was so much snow my front end would be plowing which would wiggle it around some...slightly unnerving...

The issue is getting up the mountain, i had one trip in particular that scared the crap out of me...i had to actually keep people wayyy out in front of me so if they slowed down on a hill i wasnt stuck behind them because if i slowed down too much or had to come to a stop i wouldnt have been able to get going again. The stress sucked, i have the money to afford a better car so why not...
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SHIIIIIIIIIIT i dont think weather conditions will stop me from going on a trip no matter how bad, me and my girl took her tiny little toyota celica up to vermont from NY in one of the biggest snow storms of the year, it might have took twice as loong to get there but we did it, then at the end of the day we couldnt even get out of the parking spot lol but with the help of some little mini snowboarders we pushed that toy car out and did it all over the next day.
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YouTube - Porsche 911 racing and drifting on snow at the Nordschleife

nuff said
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The thing that sucks is the days you cant reach the hill because of your car are the epic days!
The thing that sucks worse than the couple times a year I can't reach my hill would be the 363 other days of the year I'm burning 150% more $3/gallon gas with a monster 4X4 just to ensure I reach the hill on the other two days.

That's just where me and my finances stand, is all. It's why I'm going the AWD high-mileage winter car route instead.
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nice, now lets see him do it with heavy snow fall and an extra 4-6 inches on the ground and see how he drives ha. i literally pushed my car up hills some days just so i can get to the mtn and ride/work. its pretty tough to do by your self but if you open the door and kinda flinstone it with one foot while easing the gas with the other you can inch up a hill in no time!(30 mins to get about half a mile)
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SHIIIIIIIIIIT i dont think weather conditions will stop me from going on a trip no matter how bad, me and my girl took her tiny little toyota celica up to vermont from NY in one of the biggest snow storms of the year, it might have took twice as loong to get there but we did it, then at the end of the day we couldnt even get out of the parking spot lol but with the help of some little mini snowboarders we pushed that toy car out and did it all over the next day.
Lmao....SORRY TO FOLLOW you around but I remember that day, that was hilarious. These snowboarders were like 5 years old haha. Then we had to drive around freakin looking for a hotel hahha. Great trip though.

Anyway---Now I drive a 2004 Acura TSX with some goodyear tripletread tires. That car is a warrior in the snow...I have to say sometimes I feel as though it may be better then any Chevy Tahoe I know

My car never slid down a road my friend....hahaha
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Lmao....SORRY TO FOLLOW you around but I remember that day, that was hilarious. These snowboarders were like 5 years old haha. Then we had to drive around freakin looking for a hotel hahha. Great trip though.

Anyway---Now I drive a 2004 Acura TSX with some goodyear tripletread tires. That car is a warrior in the snow...I have to say sometimes I feel as though it may be better then any Chevy Tahoe I know

My car never slid down a road my friend....hahaha
IT WAS PURE ICE DAMMMNIITTT , lol and your toy car would never have gotten up that road in the first place AAAHHHHHHHHH
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IT WAS PURE ICE DAMMMNIITTT , lol and your toy car would never have gotten up that road in the first place AAAHHHHHHHHH
There was a massive snowstorm buddy....actually it was even snowing when we were sliding....hahahaha. And the best pary about that was we were all laughing, about to go off the side of the cliff and we were like ha ha ha oh shit! That really wasnt funny now that I come to think about it

And thats why I dont drive the toy car no more
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