Re: Foci in the snow?
"John R Cambron" <*firstname.lastname@example.org*> wrote in message
> FanJet wrote:
>> Dave Holmes wrote:
>> > My sister is considering purchasing a Focus after several years
>> > driving a Subaru AWD. Handling in the snow is a large concern for
>> > her. I haven't had much trouble with my Focus wagon, but I don't get
>> > nearly as much snow in a winter as she does.
>> > So, I thought I would ask the group: how does your Focus handle in
>> > the snow?
>> Just an observation: If there's to be a car in the median, it'll be an
>> truck or Subaru in approximately that order. With decent driving and snow
>> tyres, Foci are excellent in the snow.
> I will also agree with above statement, however my experience is
> with all season radial tires and I find it to be quite good.
> I will remind all that no matter what type of tires one may have
> on their vehicle be it FWD, RWD or AWD you may be able to go in
> the snow, but sure as hell are not going to be able to stop as
> if your were on just wet or dry pavement. This is why you see all
> those truck and SUV in the ditches.
> John in the sand box of Marylands eastern shore.
My Daughter has had a 2003 Focus wagon for 2 years. It has the Pirelli low
profile tires but is still very good in snow ( I live in Canada)
I have never driven a FWD vehicle that wasn't good in snow though.
All wheel drive (Subaru) is the greatest, but as John (above) pointed out
all vehicles equipped with the same type of tire stop in about the same
distance on snow and ice.(Forget antilock for now.) The reason 4WD's have so
many accidents is that the traction is so good the driver forgets how
slippery the surface is until he hits the brakes. The very worst vehicles
for stopping on snow (In my estimation) are very heavy SUV's/pickups, with