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Old October 7th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #1
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Mustang GT in the Snow??


Ok so I'm so close to buying the new 2011 mustang gt. I love the way it looks, performs and sounds but.....


Here is the deal, I live in the midwest (Michigan) and I'm sure you all know that we get like up to 6-8 of snow here every winter, and its common for our roads to have snow/ice on them for like 3 months out of the year.

From what I have heard from people, the stangs are not very good in the winter because they are rear wheel drive, is this true???

I still want this car sooo bad

Please tell me how it will get around in the snow and whether i should be worried about this
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Old October 7th, 2010, 10:49 PM   #2
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I never had a problem driving any of my Mustangs in the snow. Some people will tell you to buy another set of wheels with snow tires on them. For the same amount of cash you can buy a Dodge Neon and drive that for the winter.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 10:51 PM   #3
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Yes, rear wheel drive sucks in the snow and ice. However, traction control and easy driving can easily keep it from being a problem. I'm not saying the T/C on the Stang makes it drive like it has AWD, but it certainly does help out alot.
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just go slow lol t/c can only work so well, but yes i have driven in the snow and it not impossible
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Simple solution.buy one.drive the piss out of it on the good days.buy a $500 car you don't care about to drive in the snow and leave the pony in its stable to eat alittle straw and hay when its snowing
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Originally Posted by yllwfstbck View Post
Simple solution.buy one.drive the piss out of it on the good days.buy a $500 car you don't care about to drive in the snow and leave the pony in its stable to eat alittle straw and hay when its snowing
agreed 100%
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Old October 8th, 2010, 03:26 AM   #7
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When I bought my new 5.0.I kept my 98 blazer.it wasn't worth trading in.it reliable and give me another option if I have to drive it.you look around and you can find deals.my blazer had 43000 and I paid 1300 for it.the Guy needed money.there alot of deals out there.my thought is.what's 83 for insurance.that's all it cost me Evert 6 months to sit in the driveway.when it rains the 5.0 stays home.its to hard to keep the the thing looking clean anyways
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Old October 8th, 2010, 03:30 AM   #8
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lol youll be fine ! then again i drive mine year round in FLA
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so, buy the wife a four-wheel drive, then garage the Stang in the winter. has always worked for me...
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Old October 8th, 2010, 11:00 AM   #10
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Lived in Alaska with a bike.. Buy a crap car for crap days. Then who cares if you put it in a snow bank. Trust me you want this new 5.0 and you will hate to drive it in the snow.
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Winter beater FTW
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mine gets stored, bought a $1000 plow truck for my winter beater
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Originally Posted by dcook_14 View Post
winter beater ftw
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Old October 8th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #14
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yeah get a winter beater.

Hell my 2000 gt doesnt see rain or snow...yeah I love it too much to get it dirty.
And I drive my DD all year around and the mustang on the weekends.
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I drove a fox body Mustang through 5 winters. Front wheel drive is only good for starting from a stop and the only reason that is, is because most of the vehicle weight is over the front wheels. Rear wheel drive is actually better once you are moving as the vehicle tends to move is the direction the front wheels are pointed as long as the transitions are smooth and slow. In a front wheel drive, the front wheels (which also steer the vehicle) can lose traction for two reasons: misapplication of power to the front wheels in both slowing down and speeding up, and steering transitions that are too rapid. I drove nothing but rear drive vehicles for years, until this front drive craze started back in the late 80s. I'm just going to add a little weight to the rear if needed and possibly move the battery to the trunk.

Plus, you can't fishtail or do parking lot donuts in a front wheel drive and that's half the fun of rear wheel driving in snow.
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What is the best snow tire for an '11 GT?
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A good set of chains and 100# of sand over the wheels will get you just about anywhere you need to go. That being said, I'd go for a ol' beater for bad weather and leave the mustang home if you can.
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My winter beater broke two years ago and I drove around my 600RWHP cobra all over gods creation in the snow. If you are careful and not an idiot the '11 GT will handle and drive just fine in the snow.
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^You can drive a Mustang in the winter but shouldn't
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