In Reply to: Handling in Winter Conditions posted by dpryvd on October 24, 1999 at 16:39:24:
I also live in New England (Massachusetts) and I went through the last 3 new england winters in a RWD BMW with all seasons and had no problems. Infact, I drove by many 4wd/awd SUV's that had spun off the road (apparently those drivers feel more confident since they have 4wd and thus drive less responsibly).
Although we didn't get much snow last winter, I did have a chance to drive my E46 328i with all seasons through 1 storm and it handled much better then my E36 318is with all seasons in the previous 2 winters. I attribute this to new tires (more tread depth) on the new car vs tires that had almost 40k miles on them.
: 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??