In Reply to: Handling in Winter Conditions posted by dpryvd on October 24, 1999 at 16:39:24:
: I live in the New England area and am interested to hear opinions of how safe the 328i sedans are in winter (snow and ice) conditions with good snow tires. Especially comparisons with the AWD offered in the Audis. Does the traction control and 50/50 weight distribution really help??
As a former Quattro owner, and owner of a 325IX, I am definently happy with the winter performance here in Colorado of my E46 328i... i go up to Vail and Aspen almost every weekend (we may get more snow here than you do back east), and had no problems using all-seasons. RWD is totally predictable which i love. I actually turn off the traction control to be able to spin my wheels a bit which i like, but turn it on again at high speeds. I feel totally safe in the snow. I may invest in some snows one day, but i will probably buy some high performance tires before i do that, because it hasn't been necessary for me yet.
Others feel the same?