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    Car/SUV recommendations

    Wondering if anybody has any recommendations for cars/SUVs that are good in the snow. Thanks.

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    Its a matter of personal preference. I own 4 wheel drive, all wheel drive and front wheel drive. Its more on the driver than it really is the vehicle. Buy or lease whatever suits your needs. Remember all vehicles stop the same on snow and ice.

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    I have a Ford Expedition that kicks arse in the snow in 4WD.

    Dont know if you need all that room (I do).

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    [QUOTE=GMCJETS;4244894]Its a matter of personal preference. I own 4 wheel drive, all wheel drive and front wheel drive. Its more on the driver than it really is the vehicle. Buy or lease whatever suits your needs. Remember all vehicles stop the same on snow and ice.[/QUOTE]

    Do you have any actual recommendations on CAR/SUV models?

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    [QUOTE=escamoter2;4244866]Wondering if anybody has any recommendations for cars/SUVs that are good in the snow. Thanks.[/QUOTE]

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    Look for a vehicle with a 50/50 front/rear weight balance. A car with FWD or AWD is preferred in snowy weather. I've driven minivans that handled better in the winter than SUV's, driven RWD cars with better handling than FWD.

    The key to the whole thing? It's not about the type of car once you're past the weight distribution.

    Any vehicle you purchase will be substantially better wearing dedicated snow tires. There is no workaround for it. "All wheel drive" and "all season tires" are just marketing nonsense. You want a dramatic leap in snow traction? You need dedicated snow tires.

    Yeah, it's a pain to change them twice a year. Yeah, they're an expense we'd rather not incur. Too bad. It's the only way.

    SAR I

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    [QUOTE=escamoter2;4244901]Do you have any actual recommendations on CAR/SUV models?[/QUOTE]

    What do you need? Car,truck or SUV? All season tires are sufficient unless you are traveling to the Tundra or the North Pole.

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    [QUOTE=GMCJETS;4244918]What do you need? Car,truck or SUV? All season tires are sufficient unless you are traveling to the Tundra or the North Pole.[/QUOTE]

    Considering cars and SUVs (no trucks).

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    [QUOTE=SAR I;4244916][IMG]http://www.1addicts.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=344056&stc=1&d=1264486283[/IMG]

    Look for a vehicle with a 50/50 front/rear weight balance. A car with FWD or AWD is preferred in snowy weather. I've driven minivans that handled better in the winter than SUV's, driven RWD cars with better handling than FWD.

    The key to the whole thing? It's not about the type of car once you're past the weight distribution.

    Any vehicle you purchase will be substantially better wearing dedicated snow tires. There is no workaround for it. "All wheel drive" and "all season tires" are just marketing nonsense. You want a dramatic leap in snow traction? You need dedicated snow tires.

    Yeah, it's a pain to change them twice a year. Yeah, they're an expense we'd rather not incur. Too bad. It's the only way.

    SAR I[/QUOTE]

    I always use snow tires and would get an AWD car/SUV. You are usually good with this. Give me some actual model recommendations. Don't give me philosophy. LOL

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    [QUOTE=escamoter2;4244937]Considering cars and SUVs (no trucks).[/QUOTE]

    My wife loves her Yukon Denali All-wheel drive. Ive driven it in the snow its a tank. The gas mileage is piss poor.

    Do you prefer American of Foreign? Theres alot of smaller SUVs out there.

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    [QUOTE=GMCJETS;4244943]My wife loves her Yukon Denali All-wheel drive. Ive driven it in the snow its a tank. The gas mileage is piss poor.

    Do you prefer American of Foreign? Theres alot of smaller SUVs out there.[/QUOTE]

    Generally, I prefer American but would consider foreign. I test drove the Kizashi, Malibu, Fusion, Escape, Equinox and Terrain. I hated the Escape. Didn't really like the Malibu. I loved driving the Terrain and Kizashi (but wish the Terrain had a better engine and the Kizashi came in a turbo 4 or a V-6). Wondering what other good options are out there.

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    [QUOTE=32green;4244899]

    Dont know if you need all that room (I do).

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    The mind races.

    Room for perps? :confused:

    Mums?

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    The GMC Arcadia is nice I had one for a week while my truck was getting some work done. My neighbor has a Kia Sorrento also nice.

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    [QUOTE=32green;4244899]I have a Ford Expedition that kicks arse in the snow in 4WD.

    Dont know if you need all that room (I do).

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    Expedition is huge right, like the Escalade? Too big for me. Thanks for the post though.

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    [QUOTE=escamoter2;4244942]I always use snow tires and would get an AWD car/SUV. You are usually good with this. Give me some actual model recommendations. Don't give me philosophy. LOL[/QUOTE]

    Fine.

    If you're on-the-cheap, lease one of these or one of these:

    [IMG]http://autocar-zone.com/images/2011/10/2012-Honda-Accord-Sedan-EX-L-V-6-5-Spd-AT-with-Navigation-System-Angular-Front-Image-580x435.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://www.carsrelease.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/2012-Honda-Pilot.jpg[/IMG]

    If you've got a little coin, lease one of these or these:

    [IMG]http://cdn.egmcartech.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/2011_bmw_5_series_images_main.jpg?9707a5[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s6l0Jsfqidk/Tau6KewATUI/AAAAAAAABps/gaIM82cWFLk/s1600/2012-bmw-x5-changes-Front-Side-View.jpg[/IMG]

    You get a Honda or you get a BMW. Nothing else really matters. Accord or 5 Series. Pilot or X5. "Good value" quality or "Executive class" quality, pick your poison and be done with it. We're making a decision tonight, get the calculator ready. These are the must-have snow cars.

    SAR I
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    Dont know if you need all that room (I do).

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    BMW stands for Bring My Wallet when its time for repairs. :D

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    Subaru Outback - in between a station wagon and SUV. Subarus are huge in states with a lot of snow.

    [IMG]http://www.autoguide.com/gallery/d/78107-4/2010-subaru-outback-10.jpg[/IMG]





    I might have said Subaru Forrester or Honda CRV a few years ago, but they have turned into boring-ass SUV/Van hybrids. My wife just got a new CRV - it will serve us fine in the winter, but it feels like a van.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;4245033]Subaru Outback - in between a station wagon and SUV. Subarus are huge in states with a lot of snow.

    [IMG]http://www.autoguide.com/gallery/d/78107-4/2010-subaru-outback-10.jpg[/IMG]

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;4245033]Subaru Outback - in between a station wagon and SUV. Subarus are huge in states with a lot of snow.

    [IMG]http://www.autoguide.com/gallery/d/78107-4/2010-subaru-outback-10.jpg[/IMG]


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