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Is XC40 good for driving in the snow?

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Is XC40 good for driving in the snow?

Can someone recommend a honest dealership in the GTA? Thanks.
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If it has snow tires then sure.
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shabby wrote: If it has snow tires then sure.
Exactly. Tires = grip. Without the proper tires, it doesn't matter what vehicle or drivetrain you have as the power can't get to the road. Grip also = shorter braking distances. AWD/RWD/etc. also has nothing to do with braking -- tires do.

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healsio wrote: Can someone recommend a honest dealership in the GTA? Thanks.
Just about any car is good in the snow with proper snow tires. The oppose it also true,a 4x4 with crappy tires will suck in the snow.
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Dec 14, 2012
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What others have said. Doesn’t matter if you drive a Humvee, snow tires + understanding of winter driving (including common sense) is all you need.

And make sure you check your tire pressure at least once a month.
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engineered wrote: Just about any car is good in the snow with proper snow tires.
I see you've never owned a 1984 Toyota Celica.
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It's pricey as hell for what you get. But yeah it will be good in snow with AWD and decent snow tires.
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with snow tires and winter driving awareness and knowledge
Discomfort is your friend
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mr_raider wrote: I see you've never owned a 1984 Toyota Celica.
That would be awesome fun in the snow. Why do you think it would be bad? As long as you don't have it slammed.
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No. You need a 6x6 G wagon.
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mr_raider wrote: I see you've never owned a 1984 Toyota Celica.
Meh the G35 coupe I had with the front bias weight distribution made the car extremely tail happy. Was fun though lol
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engineered wrote: That would be awesome fun in the snow. Why do you think it would be bad? As long as you don't have it slammed.
Not enough weight in the ass!

I had to drive around with 20 bricks in the hatch.
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mr_raider wrote: Not enough weight in the ass!

I had to drive around with 20 bricks in the hatch.
Yea, just toss a bit of weight back there if needed. Many pickup drivers do that.
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engineered wrote: Yea, just toss a bit of weight back there if needed. Many pickup drivers do that.
salt bags in the back!

great for emergencies too, if you get stuck you can use it melt ice.

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