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Old 04-19-2021, 12:32 PM   #651
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I loved my BRZ in the snow, as long as I wasn't stopped at an incline. Lol
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Old 04-19-2021, 12:49 PM   #652
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I loved my BRZ in the snow, as long as I wasn't stopped at an incline. Lol
How did it do at the stop lights after they've had a chance to get good and iced over? That's about the only time I'd give a rip about wheels driven. The rest of the time I just couldn't see it being an issue.
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Old 04-19-2021, 12:54 PM   #653
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How did it do at the stop lights after they've had a chance to get good and iced over? That's about the only time I'd give a rip about wheels driven. The rest of the time I just couldn't see it being an issue.
On level ground at a stop it did fine. If at an angle, though, I'd try to place my car off-center and hold on the ridges that haven't been smoothed over. You know how deep the ruts get. I just got used to riding outside of the ruts when necessary.

The dangerous part is trying to move out of the ruts while going too fast. That really, really sucks in any car, AWD or whatever.
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Old 04-19-2021, 01:37 PM   #654
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Hope they post something in heavy rain. Would love to see that, road or track.
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Old 04-19-2021, 01:52 PM   #655
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Snow/Heavy rain handling and braking - it doesn't matter which wheels are driven (unless you're Pre).
Snow/heavy rain accelerating - this is where driven wheels matter.

Since I'm already going multiple vehicles in the not to distant future; AWD/4WD for my family/winter vehicle (4dr truck), RWD for my fun vehicle (undecided).
Having driven RWD this past winter, it was fine; I could have accelerated from a stop quicker with my WRX wagon, but it wasn't like I got stuck or had any hairy experiences because I didn't have AWD anymore.
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Old 04-19-2021, 02:51 PM   #656
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Having driven MR2 Turbo, Mustangs, M2 in the winter I learned a long time ago that when the weather is crap to avoid routes that involve steep inclines with intersections.
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Snow/Heavy rain handling and braking - it doesn't matter which wheels are driven (unless you're Pre).
Snow/heavy rain accelerating - this is where driven wheels matter..
Nah. Yíall get the wrong impression. Highway mobbing in the heavy rain. Winter (temps, rain or both) twisty driving as the bikes stay parked. Thatís why I lubs the AWD. If youíre talking about running to the grocery store or something, yeah it doesnít matter. I had so much fun in the winters, raining down, in the RS out in the twisties. If it wasnít for that car Iíd be stuck at home doing nothing, and bored on the weekends. I tried and couldnít pull that kind of thing off in my RWD cars Iíve owned previously and I tried. Definitely have to watch the braking markers and definitely drive slower than the dry but I marveled at the traction. Slow in fast out.
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