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Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 11:16:07 -0500
From: "Ken Freeman" <kenfreemannopsamlepc.com>
Subject: Re: 9-5 in snow? (was Re: 2003 9-3 in snow?)


We have a 9-5 (1999, 5 speed, 4-cyl) here in Michigan, and it has gone through anything we've seen in the past three years. We use all season M+S tires, I got the car with Michelin all-season 215/55/16s (HX or similar), and now have Dunlop SP5000 all seasons 225/50/16, and the Dunlops grab even better (a lot better!) than the Michelins. No snows, no traction control, just controllable torque. We also have an old BMW 325, which will probably be replaced with another 9-5 to handle the winter better. Ken "tom" <navillusmotnopsamo.com> wrote in message news:1HGca.92902$L1.14927nopsamnsc02... > > Ok, so I asked originally about the 9-3, but when we went back to > look again, my wife and I decided the extra room of the 9-5 was > worth it, plus they're giving excellent deals on 9-5s right now, as > compared to 9-3s. > > Anyway, same question for the 9-5? It apears that the linear edition > comes with M+S rated tires, so I'm guessing things should be quite > good in the snow without the hassle of tire changes. > > comments? > > tom wrote: > > > > I test drove a 2003 9-3 Linear today and thought it was great, BUT > > I live in Colorado and we see our share of bad weather. I'm curious > > how well this car handles in snow? The salesman was talking about > > putting snow tires on for winter. I don't expect do as well as our > > Subaru Outback (which would be come my wife's car) does in snow, but I'd > > like it to be decent. > > > > thanks > > > > tom > > >

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