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Old 12-14-2012, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by hoopla View Post
If you live somewhere with consistent sub 40f degree temps, then getting winter tires makes a lot of sense. Then you never need to worry about chains, and general performance (assuming you get good ones) should be similar to all-season tires.
Agree with the first sentence. Agree with the second half of the second sentence only if you're talking about high-performance snow tires, but they're not that great in a situation where you would otherwise be considering using chains. If you're on "true" snow/ice tires, you're bad weather performance is greatly enhanced and I'd agree with the first half of the second sentence, but dry and wet driving really do suffer.
2009 335i xDrive coupe, Jet Black, Black Leather, Grey Poplar, Steptronic, ZPP, ZSP, ZCW, iPod/USB, HD radio, Parking Assist. Rear Fogs, Hardwire V1, ProFit G3.
ED May 12, 2009, Munich dropoff May 16, Redelivery June 22, 2009

Prior 33 years of cars: 1967 BelAir wagon / 1968 LeMans Tempest / 1970 Mustang Mach 1 / 1972 El Dorado / 1978 Corvette (kept until first Bronco) / 1981 Subaru GL wagon AWD / 1983 s10 Blazer 4x4 (big mistake) / 1985 Bronco 4x4 / 1996 Bronco 4x4 / 2004 Passat 4motion
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