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Old 11-27-2012, 11:41 PM   #21
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:21 AM   #22
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The best time to drive the snow is early a.m. when there isn't any tracks. One can bust the s#%t out of the snow drifts and have a ball doing it.Kind of like being a snott kid again.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #23
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I live off a road with a pretty considerable dip in the road. It's a freakin' nightmare in the winter.

When people are in front of me, they slow WAY down on the way down the slope, then freak out when they try to go up and don't have traction because they need to floor it. Then I get sucked into it because half the time I can't see them until I'm already committed, and I have to brake to avoid hitting them...

I really love driving in snow, but only when all the other morons are somewhere else.
That's my general consensus as well. I'm used to driving in snow around Cleveland where I grew up and now live 2 hours south (well out of the snow belt.) When ever we get a mild snow fall, people just forget how to drive and I have to go on the defensive trying to avoid dumb drivers. The focus is predictable in the snow and hasnt caused me any issues due to the weather. I just have to expect my commute to take longer from dumb drivers who drive too slow when the roads are plowed and then too fast when they arent cleared.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:17 AM   #24
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I posted something on the snow topic in another thread already, but basically, if you manage to drive off the road and aren't in immediate danger or in BF Nowhere, I will not help you back on the road. Especially if the vehicle in the ditch has 4x4. As far as I'm concerned, if I put you back on the road, you're just gonna become a hazard to someone else.

Seattle drivers have been documented by insurance agencies and personal experience to be some of the worst drivers in the US. Everyone with an 87 Subaru Outback thinks they can drive in the snow... you know what I mean?
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:06 AM   #25
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I live on a mountain and switched to my blizzaks over the weekend, great traction and handling in the snow..... Why do Focus handles so well in snow... Because Racecar!
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New guy nailed it!! lol :P

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #27
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Welcome to FF, I think you'll fit in fine here hahaha
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:36 AM   #28
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Hey folks,

I'm always happy to hear great stories about your Focuses handling well in the challenging winter months. Just a reminder, if any of you are having concerns with your vehicles, a stop at your dealership is always a good first step. You can always contact me via PM as well.

Additionally, you should check out Ford's tips for driving during the winter months: http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conten...=1239636411265

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #29
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Seattle drivers have been documented by insurance agencies and personal experience to be some of the worst drivers in the US. Everyone with an 87 Subaru Outback thinks they can drive in the snow... you know what I mean?
I lived there for 2 years. Oh.My.Buddha. Horrible. It goes beyond the 'asian drivers' too. I don't really give the stereotype too much focus. I have a friend who is from the Philippines and all she had to do was pay $50 and had a license there. WA let her drive without any testing with that 'license' and her Prius's condition shows how uneducated she is at operating a vehicle. I am willing to bet it's like that for a lot of others.

I had a Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4 and it was fine. I can understand getting 1" of snow in the city is a nightmare. Going up to The Summit for snowboarding was great. Fly by all the people and semi's who had to pull over and chain up.

I'm looking forward to the first snow here in Michigan. I have some all season tires on the Focus but that should be fine. I managed two Michigan winters in my SRT-4 with summer tires and only couldn't leave my parking spot once.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:45 PM   #30
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Mine does well in the snow I always worried about the ground clearance of the car.That changed when I had to drive thru drifts of snow about 8-15 inchs it went right thru.
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