In Reply to: New England winters posted by laldog on October 09, 2001 at 08:55:02:
I have driven NE Winters for 25 years. I love to drive in the snow. For any car to perform well in the Winter, it must have snow tires with four greatly suggested over two (the results are quite dramatic). I do not buy the all season tire argument - they are generally good at nothing especially cold Winter conditions.
Snow tires should not be low profile "fattys" - they should be narrower and a 70 series IMHO preferably mounted on seprate steel wheels for easy mounting.
With regard to Coupes and snow, and more importantly, salt - please don't combine them. These cars have a hard enough time existing in humid conditions let alone being exposed to rain, slush and salt. I don't expose mine to rain or even wet roads.
I live in Canton (south of Boston) by the way. If you have a set of wheels/snow tires that will fit my E28 5 series, I just may be interested!!
I just bought a 73 cs about a montha ago and I'm getting a little antsy about putting it on the road.
Does anyone here live in the Boston area and can advise me on the possibility of driving in the winter? Does the car handle well in the snow, and is the quickest way to rust out my car?
The p.o left me a set of snow tires, so i started thinking...reality check please.