I have 195/65/15 Uniroyal tiger paw 2 ice and snow, its been really excellent so far. We drove it in -20c before wind on the way here, I can't tell when the active differential is working, but the traction seems way better then the open Diff Escort did. The traction control is pretty loose, lets you spin the tires more then a bit even while furiously flashing the traction light. I'm hoping for good things with the active Diff when the snow and ice gets real bad later soon enough, so far best FWD I've ever driven. (only ever owned cars from the 90's that being said)
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1993 Toyota Celsior with 18's and coilovers (tasteful I swear!)
1985 Toyota Supra
1998 Escort ZX2