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    Have u guys already met with snow..?? i did last wensday..i hate it so much those damn snow..at that time i only drove my car 150 miles..than first snow came...geez...i wish i could put my car in my pocket..thank god snow is gone now.oh by the way..driving in snow with tC is great...nothing problam about the car. but it makes my car dirty..i clean it my car as soon as snowing stopped.
    how much snow fell that you drove in?? was it alot or a light coating of snow??it seems people are 50/50 about whether or not the car is any good in snow... could it be a prob with people w/ auto tranny vs manual trannys having the problem?it seems like with an auto if you down shift it-ll help the car perform better in snow as opposed to downshifting in a manual.. only reason im wonderin is because my last car was a manual and it sucked in snow really bad but my car before that was an automatic and i never had probs!
    I like living in Texas. No snow
    it is not a few...more than 6 inchs .i used to have 2 manual cars,one was 95 eclips and another one was 2000 suzuki grand vitara..both of them doest seem to have problams while driving in snow..i even drove up and down to desmoine in winter ..may be it is depand on how u drive..i only hate manual trans in traffic...i hate it so much..coz i have to push the clutch for every 4 or 5 feet moved.... now i love my tC more than anything...i got the auto trans coz of my mom,sis and my g/f can only drive auto.. just in care if they need to take my car..manual trans will be difficult for them...i wish i could get the extra car to drive manual...
    In a manual the low end torque is probably going to mess up new drivers or 5 speed drivers tht aren-t very good. Last year my roomies couldnt get their cars out of the wonderful KY snow/ice/snow build up we had. I got it out pretty easily. Im hoping since this car is heavier than my previous ones i hope I have less sliding problems.For the peeps that have had snow how bad deos the back window get since its sloped so hard and has no wipers? (GRRR)
    Drove from from layton,UT back to california this weekend.im going to have to with the lower 50% and say no its not good in snow.rather.. its not good in ice. I found myself sliding way more than I was comfortable with.edit: snow melts/is gone quickly with the rear defroster. no problems with that whatsoever
    -Tekong- wrote:
    Have u guys already met with snow..?? i did last wensday..i hate it so much those damn snow..at that time i only drove my car 150 miles..than first snow came...geez...i wish i could put my car in my pocket..thank god snow is gone now.oh by the way..driving in snow with tC is great...nothing problam about the car. but it makes my car dirty..i clean it my car as soon as snowing stopped.
    edit: I have the pirelli pzero nero m&s tires in stock size.. so my results are most likely different from those who are running the stock RE92 bridgestones.. hey tekong.. i-m over here in michigan (west) and i got hit with that same snow! drove home to see the family in detroit for the holiday.. i agree with you, the tC did well! I was on I-94 in the ice/snow mess and even with the pzero nero tires it hung on.. had to slow down, but that-s normal. This car gives plenty of warning if you-re going to fast, begin to feel like you-re floating.. which you are! Some cars suck in the snow/ice/rain slush.. but so far i am happy how this is..the snow i was in was wet and slushy.. maybe like 2 inches, i left west michigan before the worst hit.. detroit only got rain.. pzero nero-s in the rain are fun.. you get to fly by the other drivers who can-t go that fast.. lol.. and yes i was in complete control, laying down dry patches behind me as the tires cleared out the rain.. love those pzero-s!
    We got 7 inches here. If you lower it your definatly gonna have some problems with snow that deep. I tried pulling onto the highway and almost lost it. If you-re gonna lower your tC do it after winter. My 2 cents.
    damn...another snowing night here X-(
    -TC_Sweetie- wrote:
    how much snow fell that you drove in?? was it alot or a light coating of snow??it seems people are 50/50 about whether or not the car is any good in snow... could it be a prob with people w/ auto tranny vs manual trannys having the problem?it seems like with an auto if you down shift it-ll help the car perform better in snow as opposed to downshifting in a manual.. only reason im wonderin is because my last car was a manual and it sucked in snow really bad but my car before that was an automatic and i never had probs!
    its not really a matter of the car its the driver 99% of the time is the driver not being able to drive in snow/rain or slippery surfaces. throttle control is the key no matter what you drive. FWD, RWD if you have a heavy foot your going to have trouble driving any car in snow or rain. car handles really well the weight of the car also make it stick to the ground a little better.
    Living in the CHI, and man it has been snowing like hell, but the TC handles very well....but so damn dirty
    i agree with u Flawl3ss.. i m sure your super white will be super dirty j/k ..my indigo ink is changing colour to indigo mudd
    Got a chance to play with my manual tC / stock tires and the snow in an empty parking lot. It wasn-t worse if not a little better than average for a car with ABS and this weight.It seemed to perform a little better than my 2001 Galant ES V6, which is with Potenza RE950 tires. I-ve driven in other countries in much worse conditions than in Massachussets and it has always been up to whether you have ABS and AWD. I don-t believe in a substantial improvement by special tires, except for tires with spikes.I had a winter crash in 1996 with a car without ABS and I-m not bying such cars anymore.So ABS is a must and an AWD would be a luxury for me since I don-t drive up in the mountains. Driving in snow is a lot of fun if one can handle it.
    One morning when my car was particularly icy I opened the trunk and it wouldn-t latch closed. No matter how hard I slammed it it wouldn-t stay. Luckily the hatchback is heavy and I could drive with it unlatched without it popping up. After a few minutes of driving I parked and checked it out again. It locked this time.That-s the only problem I-ve had. Of course I-ll be in Alaska very soon so I-ll know more about winter driving then.
    I love our Michigan snow. Nothing like drifting sideways around a subdivision corner at fifteen miles an hour.
    I finally got to try this tires out in the snow and I had no trouble with them at all. They are obviously not snow tires but they better than most that I-ve had
    I live in northwest I ndiana we got 26 inches of Snow !! The car didn-t do to good but hey My Blazer did alright.
    I-m from Buffalo and I just tested out the tc in the snow, it drives very well... of course you have to be used to driving in the snow, but much better then the accord, civic, and alero.
    I have a stock auto azure pearl tC. But yea...don-t drive your tC in the snow, the handling is horrible. I was going less than 10 mph and slid into a curb, bending a tie rod and knocking a wheel visibly out of line. Luckily my dad is good with cars, so he ordered the tierod and put it in himself. The only other cost was a realignment in the front wheels. The overall cost was less than $200, which is alot better than the $800 the dealer wanted to rob me of. Heed my warning please, DO NOT drive your tC in the snow, the handling is horrible.
    Kind of a strong warning. I-m sure the car is fine with snow tires and prudent speed. I don-t trust all seasons in upstate NY.
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