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Old 01-18-2011, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by GB View Post
Are you using winter/snow tires? Any RWD car with proper winter tires should out-perform a FWD or even AWD car with all-season tires, given equal driver skills. The relative heft and good weight balance of the 335d (although a bit nose heavy) makes X-Drive nothing more then a marketing gimmick in all but the most severe conditions. And even then the limited ground clearance will be more of a factor then lack of AWD traction in most situations.

yup I have dedicated winter tires (Blizzaks)and wheels.

Originally Posted by DC-IT View Post
I think they look better than the OEM rims on the D?

Originally Posted by DC-IT View Post
I always drive according to the road conditions.
If the roads are covered with snow or ice I'll start off from the lights at a slow even pace and the D move off firmly without skidding or sliding as the Winter tires take over and do the job they are made for.
Without Winter tires I expect the car will be fish tailing all over and traction will be poor or non existant if there is ice on the road.

So go easy on the accellerator and see the difference.
I agree. I havent had any issues till now in past 3 New England storms. 335d with snow tires gives me more confidence than my AWD CRv.
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