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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    You're not wrong regarding the front range. I don't need them, but that's because I do the bolded. It's usually melted after a day and then its weeks or months before the next big storm. We had one in October (melted next day), one in December around the holidays (melted enough in 1 day, melted fully on most roads by 2 days). Who knows when the next storm will hit. But it's just not often. And my typical winter drive is bone dry clear roads.
    I find no fault with that at all. I'm in the same boat here as you are, and do the same. A second set of tires remounted 2x/yr OR a second set of wheels with snows are expensive. And it's really just the icy days that are the big problem. Most reports indicate that these cars are great in the snow [I haven't had a chance to test that myself yet]. But even if you're the best driver on snow and ice in the world, you've still got to worry about those other drivers who aren't, and don't have the best equipment [e.g, 1971 Chevy Caprice automatic with bald all weather tires]!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadonoz View Post
    I find no fault with that at all. I'm in the same boat here as you are, and do the same. A second set of tires remounted 2x/yr OR a second set of wheels with snows are expensive. And it's really just the icy days that are the big problem. Most reports indicate that these cars are great in the snow [I haven't had a chance to test that myself yet]. But even if you're the best driver on snow and ice in the world, you've still got to worry about those other drivers who aren't, and don't have the best equipment [e.g, 1971 Chevy Caprice automatic with bald all weather tires]!
    I can attest that mine has been absolute tank in the snow, and I managed just fine driving through 3 snowstorms last January from Denver to San Francisco and back. I will absolutely admit that I wanted snow tires for that trip, but alas could not afford them at the time between jobs.

    I am confident in my ability to handle driving in weather mostly because of my upbringing in the mountains and learning to drive on far worse and treacherous roads/weather. I know how to drive in the ice/snow, and if I do slip on ice how not to be a jackass about it. It's the other drivers I am not confident in.

    That said, if we hit some more snowy winters in the future, I'd probably go ahead and get some snow tires. But now? Nah. My money is on March for the next big snow, then after that? Eh? 4 snowstorms this year at best if even? Meh, I'll save the money.
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    No Commander knob? No button on the door handles? F***ing barbarian! Does that thing have airbags, at least?
    Damn straight I am!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadonoz View Post
    I find no fault with that at all. I'm in the same boat here as you are, and do the same. A second set of tires remounted 2x/yr OR a second set of wheels with snows are expensive. And it's really just the icy days that are the big problem. Most reports indicate that these cars are great in the snow [I haven't had a chance to test that myself yet]. But even if you're the best driver on snow and ice in the world, you've still got to worry about those other drivers who aren't, and don't have the best equipment [e.g, 1971 Chevy Caprice automatic with bald all weather tires]!


    I agree that a major part of my decision to have awd is avoiding the drivers that cannot drive in bad conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red MC View Post
    Well, this thread quickly filled up with snarky, condescending, and accusatory replies and very few helpful ones. If I was the OP, I wouldn't stick around either.
    Yes of course you could be right but if I went to the trouble of joining and posted on a forum, I would at least look in for feedback. My suspicion was raised a long time after there was no sign of the OP.

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    I am also voting that the OP was just trying to inflame members here by the post. The way the OP phrased the comment was more towards trashing the brand rather than trying to find a solution.

    We don’t even know if it’s a he or she.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puyapim View Post
    I am also voting that the OP was just trying to inflame members here by the post. The way the OP phrased the comment was more towards trashing the brand rather than trying to find a solution.

    We donít even know if itís a he or she.
    It was a he. I found a video of him walking out to his car.
    https://i.imgur.com/iAszlva.gifv

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    Quote Originally Posted by piotrek91 View Post
    It was a he. I found a video of him walking out to his car.
    https://i.imgur.com/iAszlva.gifv


    Hehe. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piotrek91 View Post
    It was a he. I found a video of him walking out to his car.
    https://i.imgur.com/iAszlva.gifv
    My hearty laugh of the day.
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