<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by jomor:
@Toronto: I m not afraid of the snow itself, and i m a bit familiar with snow sliding ( not like 147Dude of course wink ), since i was doing it with my dad's cars whenever we had snow, (started from 11 years old) on specific roads with no traffic at all, just for the fun
What i m really afraid of, is the morons who think that their car is the best of all, and they re the best race drivers in the world, driving at snow exactly as they drive in the dry road
Roads are full of irresponsible ********s unfortunately. And of course snow tyres are the best option, but nobody gets them here beacuse snow is rare. Most ppl get snow chains to avoid the chance of getting stuck on ice ( unless they drive a 147 with 17" rant ).
I didnt know that spikes were that expensive
</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Jomor,
I'm not sure what you're concerned about snow or ice. If it's snow, I wouldn't worry too much. You're driving a four cylinder with FWD. You really shouldn't have any problems.
If you're worried about ice, do as I suggest, take along something to spread to increase your traction if you get stuck. In both cases take along a small compact shovel, just in case you need to get yourself out of a situation.
I would never suggest buying snow tires for a single trip to the country.
Actually I don't even have snows on my ride, just good all-season tires. I've got a FWD four-banger with a manual. There really isn't even any need for me to have them. As I've said, my brother drives a RWD 6 cylinder with an automatic and puts on a heck of a lot more miles than I do, so winter tires makes sense for him.
Yes you have to worry about other idiots on the road, but don't go overboard. Relax and enjoy the snow. If you must get something go out and get something, buy yourself a good ice scraper and snow brush.