Posted by Tony on November 11, 1998 at 18:25:29:
In Reply to: RWD traction control? posted by steveb on November 11, 1998 at 18:02:21:
well. i also live in Mass. (Worcester) and it gets tricky sometimes..
i drive on route 9 and route 20 to get to work..
i had previously drove a 93 325is and it was ok but that did not have traction control and also it had high performance tires so snow tires would have helped..
i had got stuck a couple of times but managed to free up the car ok..
before that i drove a 95 Maxima and i was fine fine-never got stuck..
i find the BMW to be a bit easier to steer in snow though cause of 50/50 weight distribution and also the rear wheels pushed while i steered the front instead of steering and pulling from the front drive of the maxima..
im about to find out how my 98 528 sport w/traction handles the snow this coming winter..
so all in all-you should be able to manage (especially on highways) with a good set of snow tires.
hope this helps.