Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 20:37:20 -0500 From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> Subject: Re: 9-3 OEM Michelin MXV4s in Winter?
I have driven a Saab since 1985 with a few different tires. While all-seasons are good enough on a Saab in the winter, I found that dedicated winter tires made the Saab fun to drive in the snow and ice. A Saab with dedicated winter tires can go up hills that leave four-wheel drives spinning all four wheels. If you just want to get from A to B, the all-seasons are fine. If you want to play and have fun in the snow - get the dedicated winter tires. Barry Test wrote: > I have a 2000 9-5 with the same tires and drive in Ohio and Michigan and > find them to work well. I have driven up and down the hills in my area with > no problem. > > Barry > "Denny Atkin" <dennynopsamin.net> wrote in message > news:706cut0u6ep8vfngl3d7bf2inej1gh93glnopsamcom... > > On Sun, 04 Nov 2001 22:01:04 -0500, Kalman Rubinson <kr4nopsamedu> wrote: > > >On Sun, 04 Nov 2001 21:25:06 -0500, Denny Atkin <dennynopsamin.net> > > >wrote: > > > > > >>We bought a 2001 9-3 this Spring, so this will be our first winter with > one. > > >> > > >>It came with Michelin MXV4 OEM tires, which are listed as "all-season" > on the > > >>Michelin web site. I did fine with all-seasons on my old Ford Probe. > > >> > > >>But... Was just wondering what folks' experience with these tires in > winter is. > > >>Are they okay? > > > > > >They've been fine for me over the years. OTOH, you didn't state where > > >you live. What are your winters like? > > > > We're in Vermont. So we get real winters... But the plowing here is also > > fantastic -- it's rare there's more than slush or ice patches on the road > unless > > a storm's actually happening. > > > > Thanks for the opinion!