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Old 11-16-2005, 11:02 PM   #1
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We got a few inches of heavy, wet snow last night followed by colder temps and lighter, blowing snow and icy patches. Seeing that my GXP is the first non-4wd vehicle I've owned in over 20 years I was a bit nervous. But I have to say I am really impressed with the Traction Control and the brakes of this machine. I obviously don't have the ground clearance of the trucks so deeper snow will probably be a problem, but on the slippery roads it does every bit as good as my 4wd F-150 did. Plus the GXP was not affected as much by the strong side winds. I took the backroads home today and tested the anti-lock a few times. She slowed quickly and in a straight line. Perfect. The front wheel drive and Traction Control also did a great job with very little wheel spin at all, and the spin I did get was intentionally caused.
At highway speeds it was sure-footed and stable.
It would seem the only worry I have now is the other idiots sliding into me.




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Just had a major winter storm here in Winnipeg Canada (Over a foot of snow). I too was very impressed with the way the GXP handled in the snowy/icy conditions. I had prepared and put on a set of Dunlop SP Sport M3 winter tires. I had no problem driving through a foot of wet sticky snow. Most cars were allover the place and I was not. I was a little concerned about driving this car in the winter. I thought about buying a winter car but now I am glad I didnt. The car is great but like RemingtonDave says the worry is others hitting you.
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Thats good to hear about the GXP.

Perhaps getting an inexpensive earlier Bonneville might be a worthwhile purchase to preserve your wonderful new GXPs.

Anyone for a 94?
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Glad to hear the GXP handles well in the snow. Nothing in central Ohio yet, but I'm sure it won't be long. .
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Does anyone have the stock tires on their car for the winter, or did you get get snow tires. I am wondering how the stock preformance tires will do in the snow.
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My GXP is totally stock including the tires. As you can see from the original post, I'm impressed. With the tires as well as the car.



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yup, the TC and ABS is great. I'm surprised none of you mentioned the stability control though. that'* myf avorite part.
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My bonneville is great in the snow, even with a set of Goodyears on it.
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