Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 22:07:42 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: FWD or RWD?

Peter Morrissey wrote: > RWS_1 wrote: > > Great RWD's in snow: the classic VW bug, 245 Volvo wagon, M.Benz S class > > long wheel base, Chevy Suburban. > > Are you kidding, you would consider a Volvo good in the snow? > All I've ever heard about Volvo's is that their fine, except for > the snow. Is there something about the 245 Wagon that makes it > unique among Volvos? I've never driven a Volvo in the snow, so > I'm just speaking about what I've heard. I have driven a 245 in the snow. It had 195R60 15s P6s at the time. It was absolutely worthless. Then I put on real snow tires on all four wheels. That made all the difference in the world. While a rear wheel drive car can handle the snow, you have to use special tires and/or chains. A front wheel drive car can generally get by with all-season tires. If you compared the cars with the SAME tires, the FWD wins in the snow.

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