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Old 01-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #8
aemik
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Join Date: Feb 2012
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Location: Baltimore, MD
What I Drive: 2012 Oxford White 5-speed SE Hatch

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Originally Posted by rollerman View Post
i have always used stock tires in new hampshire never had any issues and i plow in the winter so i'm driving in it before the road crews the focus seems to be better than my accord was.
I have also found this car to be particularly sure-footed, even on stock tires. I agree that snows are better, and I have a set for my old Volvo wagon. That said I don't anticipate shelling out unless we see some real consistent wintry crap. It seems that the good ABS and the traction/stability control can get a lot done with the moderate traction all-seasons afford.

I did one time make the mistake of trying my old Accord on a snow day while I had a set of street slick style summer tires on it. Got hung up trying to go back up the curb into my driveway after getting 100yds down my street and deciding "NOPE"...
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