View Thread: RWD in snow.


masestylez
This is just my opinion but I love my BMW in snow much more than my Tercel. I feel safe in the bimmer, don't know why, it's just the feel. We have so much snow in the Northwest it's sickening. :curse: It's supposed to bloody rain here all the time not snow. It was -3 in Bellingham today (hour north of Seattle), that's rediculous.

scubie02
Well, you should be careful, because BMW's have the rep for being one of the worst cars out there in the snow. I once had one go flying past me from off of an on ramp, then bounce off the center divider like 5, 6 7 times...he'd hit it and bounce back into the lane, then crash into it again. He just rolled the window down and was hanging his head out for a second to look at the damage and just kept going...missed plowing into me literally by inches. That was when I had my mustang and I thought THAT was bad in the snow...

masestylez
Well, you should be careful, because BMW's have the rep for being one of the worst cars out there in the snow. I once had one go flying past me from off of an on ramp, then bounce off the center divider like 5, 6 7 times...he'd hit it and bounce back into the lane, then crash into it again. He just rolled the window down and was hanging his head out for a second to look at the damage and just kept going...missed plowing into me literally by inches. That was when I had my mustang and I thought THAT was bad in the snow...

I'm driving the Tercel, I got nice ass Kumho snow tires, and the BMW's engine has been removed ;)

k6kicker
i feel pretty safe in the s14, even tho its lightweight rwd and ahs an open diff....should spell my doom but it takes it like a champ

masestylez
i feel pretty safe in the s14, even tho its lightweight rwd and ahs an open diff....should spell my doom but it takes it like a champ

when i sell my Tercel i'm considering getting a 240sx. or a 240z w/rb swap ;)

NightRider
I can control my car easily in snow, and its alot of fun to drive, except when you are trying to get somewhere and the wheels are spinning and spinning on a hill, its like "COMON LETS GO" but i can actually do donuts now so thats cool.

ksaile
I don't know Scube, my dad has had a '91 325i forever and that thing is great in the snow I think. With a good set of snow tires, its seen the worst winters that Northern Michigan can dish out. I actually might be borrowing it for a few weeks while my truck gets the body work done on it. Can't wait, that car is a blast to drive.

NightRider
I don't know Scube, my dad has had a '91 325i forever and that thing is great in the snow I think. With a good set of snow tires, its seen the worst winters that Northern Michigan can dish out. I actually might be borrowing it for a few weeks while my truck gets the body work done on it. Can't wait, that car is a blast to drive.

you've already got like 4 cars why are you borrowing another

Lotus
fwd is much easier in the snow(real snow, not a light sprinkling)

CLK-GTR
i like my bmw in the snow/ice. its a bit wild with the read wheels, but its controllable, and far more reassuring than chronic understeer.

A-Tech
I like my rx-7 in the snow, its fun, and unless you are stopped on a hill, its fine.

masestylez
i like my bmw in the snow/ice. its a bit wild with the read wheels, but its controllable, and far more reassuring than chronic understeer.

bravo!

ksaile
you've already got like 4 cars why are you borrowing another


Yeah but only the cruiser is driveable in the winter. The other ones either don't run or don't see road salt. :( I haven't driven the 944 in the snow since '95. I was trying to reorganize my garage last winter and after pulling the 944 out, I almost couldn't make it back up the grade to my garage because my Potenzas and 9"wide rear wheels don't like the white stuff.

NightRider
Yeah but only the cruiser is driveable in the winter. The other ones either don't run or don't see road salt. :( I haven't driven the 944 in the snow since '95. I was trying to reorganize my garage last winter and after pulling the 944 out, I almost couldn't make it back up the grade to my garage because my Potenzas and 9"wide rear wheels don't like the white stuff.

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scubie02
I don't know Scube, my dad has had a '91 325i forever and that thing is great in the snow I think. With a good set of snow tires, its seen the worst winters that Northern Michigan can dish out. I actually might be borrowing it for a few weeks while my truck gets the body work done on it. Can't wait, that car is a blast to drive.

Oh, I'm not saying rwd is undrivable in the snow by any means (after all, I have my mustang longer than any other vehicle I've owned), and w/ the right tires they are quite manageable--I almost prefer them to fwd myself. But then I was raised driving rwd, and never even drove (well, owned--I'd driven a few I suppose) a fwd vehicle until the mid 90's when I got my escort as a commutermobile. To someone inexperienced with rwd, I would just be cautious getting too wild was all I was thinking.

As far as bmw's in the white stuff--I never owned one myself (I've driven a few). I just always go by what my friend used to say that had owned bmw's for years, and had managed to wreck three different ones. He owned one at the same time I had my mustang and swore it was worse than the stang. He eventually switched to MB and said he'd never go back just because of how much better it was in the snow. Of course that was years ago now...