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Old 09-05-06, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by NaturalMystic79
My friend who had an M3 says you can totally manage with the right tires.
I've got a rear-wheel drive 3-series, and I'm sure with the right tires, you'll be fine in the Mustang. I've driven a lot in very heavy snow and I've learned how to maneuver in it well enough that snow is not a problem for me.

I've only been stuck once and that was on a hilly, shadowy back road where the snow had packed into solid ice.

I'd say think about it if you live out in the country, but otherwise, you should be fine.
Old 09-05-06, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by The Bus
I've got a rear-wheel drive 3-series, and I'm sure with the right tires, you'll be fine in the Mustang. I've driven a lot in very heavy snow and I've learned how to maneuver in it well enough that snow is not a problem for me.

I've only been stuck once and that was on a hilly, shadowy back road where the snow had packed into solid ice.

I'd say think about it if you live out in the country, but otherwise, you should be fine.
Cool. Yeah I live in the city (Omaha) and I've noticed that over the past 5-10 years or so the streets are cleaned up alot faster than they were before. I guess the city is making more of an effort to make the roads more drivable. Really the hardest part would be if I lived in a secluded neighborhood with hills. Traction will be the biggest problem if I get a Stang, but some good tires, sandbags in the back I should manage.

I'll try not to get a beater for the winter otherwise I am paying insurance and taxes on a car I will rarely use at all.
Old 09-05-06, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by NaturalMystic79
Cool. Yeah I live in the city (Omaha) and I've noticed that over the past 5-10 years or so the streets are cleaned up alot faster than they were before. I guess the city is making more of an effort to make the roads more drivable. Really the hardest part would be if I lived in a secluded neighborhood with hills. Traction will be the biggest problem if I get a Stang, but some good tires, sandbags in the back I should manage.

I'll try not to get a beater for the winter otherwise I am paying insurance and taxes on a car I will rarely use at all.
thing is the 3 series is a vastly different vehicle. It has less power, less torque, and more importantly doesn't the Mustangs archaic suspension setup. I still think unless you're only going to drive it in a little bit of snow that you should get a beater if you're bound and determined to get a mustang. Remember, it's not you that you should be worried about driving in the snow. It's all the other idiots. They might do something that causes you to make a emergency manuver and the mustang may not like that when there's even a bit of snow on the ground.
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A car you can't drive in all seasons without issues is a car not worth buying.
Old 09-06-06, 12:30 PM
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Subaru STI >>>>>>>>>>> Mustang GT in general.

go for the STI with a set of winter wheels/tires.
Old 09-06-06, 12:46 PM
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Lancer Evolution I would take one of those over an STI anyday. For one thing you see way less of them, if the driving population in Nebraska is anything like it is here in Indiana you see STIs around every freakin corner. I only see the EVOs every once in a great while.
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Originally Posted by Morf
A car you can't drive in all seasons without issues is a car not worth buying.
UNLESS you can easily afford multiple cars, in which case you wouldn't be on DVDtalk asking the question to start with. Instead you would be Jay Leno

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