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Old 11-05-2013, 11:55 AM   #11
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Like everyone else said, as long as you have the snow tires or M/S rated all season tires, you are set. Im in northern california so we dont get snow :-( But.... I am an avid snowboarder and Always take my SVTf up to Tahoe, I run continental DWS tires and she drives like shes on rails, the SVT is super beasty in the snow. I use to take up my moms AWD honda CRV and damn believe it or not its a champ in the snow but in my opinion the SVT is more nimble and hugs those icey corners while im passn people up in a half foot of snow. God I love my SVT!
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:27 PM   #12
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:32 PM   #13
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considering they have heated mirrors and seats ABS/traction they made more equip than a regular focus for winter. You have to take things a little slower than the standard motors but if you've been driving manual and RWD so far you already know that. The only thing that might suck is you could get kinda stuck in snow drifts on the road if your area doesn't plow well (country areas mostly). I know I have trouble in my zx3 morning of blizzards. I've never used snow tires, because you just get used to driving. All seasons are a must though.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #14
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Get snow tires. All seasons work ok but once I had a second set for the snow it went through everything no problem. The block heater was amazing as well. Once it got below 20 plug her in overnight n in the morning would fire right up first crank n be warm within five minutes. Those are the two things I think r a must up here.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:34 PM   #15
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I live in nyc, not to far from you. I just did the same thing. sold my pickup and bought an svt zx5
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Yep, my wife drives our SVT year-round. 15000 miles a year. Just a good set of all-seasons is all it takes.
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