Re: AWD and traction
Used to own a 72 Mustang with rear posi, drove it in the winter with snow in upstate NY... and we get quite a bit of snow. This past winter I only had my truck in 4WD twice, I also have rear posi on that. BUT, the Mustang didn't always posi, and it was still driven in the snow. If you have the right tires, most cars will handle better in the snow than expected. My neighbor has a 2010 Mustang and it has tires that are about 10" wide, it sucks in the snow. If it's your primary driver, buy an extra set of tires for the winter if you don't want to run a decent set of all seasons in the summer. All season tires geared more towards winter have a good bite in the snow but can be a little noisy on dry pavement. I just turn the volume up a little.
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