Originally Posted by Elizabeth
Sandbags in the trunk were for rear wheel drive cars....
That was back when ALL cars were rear wheel drive..
Since the engine was in hte front.. not much weight back there in the trunk. Adding some weight helped traction.
With a front wheel drive car no reason to add sandbags to trunk.
This is correct. I used to daily drive a '77 Mustang and it really was the best driving cars in the snow that I've had. V8 + stick shift + one wheel peel and all season tires. Adding weight to the rear made it even better.
2012 Focus Ti Hatch, Blue Candy
2011 Mustang GT, Grabber Blue, 6spd
1978 Mustang II, 351W, Tremec 3550
1978 Mustang II, 2.3L Turbo, 5spd