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I've driven subaru rentals in snow with all seasons and they are fine, but would be much better with winter tires. Having 4 drive wheels does reduce the need for as much grip per wheel as with 2, but it makes no difference stopping (actually awd adds weight which is worse for stopping) and if the conditions are fairly bad, simply having up to 2x the grip may not help much... 2x0=0 :-)
The 9-5 is fine in snow, my feeling is that it is similar to other cars. That said, I guess I was really spoiled by the c900's. This is my first year not driving a c900 in winter - our c900 winter beater is now a parts car, replaced by a 9-5, and the nice c900 needs to stay out of the salt or it will quickly become a parts car as well! All I can say, is that without ABS, TCS, winter mode, or any other technology, and even with old half worn hakkas vs brand new on the 9-5, the c900 would accelerate, corner, stop, and recover from loss of control much better than the 9-5... the difference was huge! Narrow tires, lighter weight car, excellent vehicle balance/dynamics for those conditions I think are what makes the c900 so good in snow. I run 205 width hakkas on the 9-5, which is as narrow as is feasible on that car. 205's are considered wide tires on a c900, such that you have to consider the risk of fender rubbing, with most people doing an axle relocation to accommodate! I think tire width limitations is a big factor with modern cars. I never felt any desire for AWD, but would consider it on a new car, particularly from some brands that are less in tune with snow than SAAB was.
->Posting last edited on Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:16:38.
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- Tesla in snow?, Snowmobile , Tue, 2 Jan 2018 15:35:59
- Re: Tesla in snow?, No Snaab, Sat, 3 Feb 2018 05:29:52
- Tesla Roadster, Dan-O, Fri, 5 Jan 2018 10:20:43
- Too much low speed torque, MI-Roger , Thu, 4 Jan 2018 16:13:02
- Need snow tires, vvk, Wed, 3 Jan 2018 10:26:25
- Re: Need snow tires, Snowmobile , Thu, 4 Jan 2018 13:31:36
- Not crazy about them, vvk, Fri, 5 Jan 2018 05:15:40
- Re: Not crazy about them, Snowmobile , Fri, 5 Jan 2018 12:51:09
- Re: Not crazy about them, Craig, Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:50:45
- Which GMax?, Justin VanAbrahams, Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:02:45
- as-03, Snowmobile , Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:41:45
- Re: as-03, Justin VanAbrahams, Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:20:27
- Re: Need snow tires, Justin VanAbrahams, Thu, 4 Jan 2018 15:38:13
- considerable irony, AeroEd , Tue, 2 Jan 2018 18:39:15
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