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Old 01-02-2013, 12:17 AM   #78
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You guys want to have fun in the snow.
Try driving a 5 speed Titanium with the Titanium handling package tires.
The Pilot 3 summer performance tires are unreal on dry or even wet roads.
But let it see a snowflake or worse several inches of them and its an adventure just trying to get moving on an snow/ice covered road.
A slight slope is a virtual impossibility and gives the TC system fits.

I don't blame the car or the driver, its ALL the tires fault.
I'm an old man who drove 2 different Rangers for nearly 13 years before this car.
Both had 4 bangers and 5 speeds, but in the close to 500,000 miles I put on them.
I never had a problem in snow because I always made sure I had good AT type tires on them all the time.
I was looking around for a new set of rims to put some decent winter tires on for winter.
But I didn't find any I liked soon enough so now I'm stuck with sliding it around corners till I can get it to bare pavement.
2012 Focus Titanium w/handling package, stick shift, MFT, Sony radio, Moonroof in Tuxedo Black.
2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (wife's car) all the bells and whistles also in Tuxedo Black.
2007 Harley Davidson FXSTC Softail Custom, in Vivid Black.
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