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Which car would be best in winter driving, particularly in the Boston and NYC area?

Points of interest:
1) handling in adverse conditions
2) comfort
3) interior space
4) parking difficuty
 

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blackbmw said:
Which car would be best in winter driving, particularly in the Boston and NYC area?

Points of interest:
1) handling in adverse conditions
2) comfort
3) interior space
4) parking difficuty
WRX STI:thumbup:
 

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WRX STI:thumbup:

i actually looked at the wrx but i didn't like the econobox interior. the wrx sti is a bit over the top styling-wise, as it projects the opposite of what i want it to.

In the running at the top are:
1) 530xit (new)
2) audi a4 2.0 quattro (new)
3) audi s4 (used)
 

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:rolleyes: BMW 3 series with winter shoes - 4 winters here - no problemo mon
 

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A 3 Series w/out LSD (only available on M3) is downright dangerous in heavy snow. :thumbdwn:

I haven't had any problems with mine and the Dunlop Wintersport M3's. :dunno:
 

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A 3 Series w/out LSD (only available on M3) is downright dangerous in heavy snow. :thumbdwn:

I wouldnt say that. proper tires and if needed chains have successfully been used in my family as long as I've been alive. The only concern I have is for ground clearance. I have had chunks of ice put a hole in my oilpan. And the E30 oil pan gasket has to be changed after every winter. But thats the price for driving a vehicle that is very hard to roll over. (stock). I have helped drivers out of their rolled over SUVS at least a half dozen times in the last few years.
 

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subaru legacy?

:dunno:
 

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Do you have wife/kids? Do you haul lots of crap around? Are you single and the lone occupant of the car most of the time?
 

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swchang said:
Do you have wife/kids? Do you haul lots of crap around? Are you single and the lone occupant of the car most of the time?
That could only mean 1 thing, subie forester or outback. The legacy based outback is supposed to be better that subies of the past, and both are very fast with the 2.5 turbo 250 hp.
 

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Even with studded tires, it can't come close to a Quattro.
In last week's snow storm, I drove my girlfriend's WRX. Damn that thing goes great on the highway, but once you hit a 90 degree turn, you better know how to drift, or you're in a snow bank. As soon as you let off the gas in a corner, the WRX turns into a sled. You have to power through turns, or slow to Soccer Mom speed through the corners. It's all about the tires.
 

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blackbmw said:
Which car would be best in winter driving, particularly in the Boston and NYC area?

Points of interest:
1) handling in adverse conditions
2) comfort
3) interior space
4) parking difficuty
5) Offroad when snow skiing
:angel:
 

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1988-1991 325iX. viscous coupling t-case and lsd rear diff (not electronic awd and still has rear wheel bias). tossable and wicked fun to drive. get one.
 

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1988-1991 325iX. viscous coupling t-case and lsd rear diff (not electronic awd and still has rear wheel bias). tossable and wicked fun to drive. get one.
You're in Mass? Sell me yours! :)

I tried to get my 73 year old Dad to buy a beautiful white 325iX, i think it was a 1990. But he lives in Phoenix so he didn't bite. :( He loves BMWs, I wish I could get him in one. He drives an old Geo Tracker, and he keeps it in showroom condition (I can't imagine why).
 

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Audi Quattro.

2.0 FSI engine is a gem
3.2 is not as exciting, but definitely more grunt.

get the estate if you need more room. the regular sedan already has ample room. both seats fold all the way down, and even when not folded, there is enough space in there for 4 dead bodies.

enjoy! :thumbup:
 

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blackbmw said:
Which car would be best in winter driving, particularly in the Boston and NYC area?

Points of interest:
1) handling in adverse conditions
2) comfort
3) interior space
4) parking difficuty
 

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swchang said:
Y'all really know how to rough it in Seattle, eh?
Roughing it is for single guys and gals with no kids. (been there, done that) When you get my age, you like a nice soft mattress at night. ;)
 

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blackbmw said:
Which car would be best in winter driving, particularly in the Boston and NYC area?

Points of interest:
1) handling in adverse conditions
2) comfort
3) interior space
4) parking difficuty


Acura RL

AWD - beautiful interior, quiet, decent power. Nicer than the E90 BMW AWD imo.
 
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