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Re: RWD traction control? (archive)

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Posted by Jack on November 11, 1998 at 20:57:46:

In Reply to: RWD traction control? posted by steveb on November 11, 1998 at 18:02:21:

: Hi Folks,

: I'm about to buy my first BMW so I am paying close attention to the 323 vs used 328 discussions. But since I live in New England and have only driven FWD cars I am wondering what people really think about RWD with traction control? I drive on hwy in lots of bad weather and live in Boston so need all the control I can get.

: Any opinions of experienced ice and snow driving? Thanks.

: steveb

What a small world. I also live in Mass. (Marlborough) and have driven my 96 318is through two winters already. I can tell you that my BMW drives better in the snow then either my Pontiac Grand Prix (FWD with traction control) or my Pontiac Grand AM (also FWD but no traction control). It also drives better then my mom's Cadillac (FWD with traction control).

I'm using all season tires. I wouldn't worry about it too much, especially if most of your driving is on the highway which are usually fairly well plowed compaired to all the side streets here in Marlborough.

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