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Old 11-26-2005, 01:35 AM   #1
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I was notice that out all my cars I had over the past years my bonnieville handle the best by far. My intruige had the best tires on out all my cars in had goodyears on their ran about $140 pc. OF course that aslo had trac control it. I do miss that short star 3.5 motor it was one fast car.
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It handles great with new tires and all the other items I've done to prep it. Almost any car will handle good if you prep it properly.
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It handles great with new tires and all the other items I've done to prep it. Almost any car will handle good if you prep it properly.
what is winter?....and from what i heard they are really good for a FWD car
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Well I've driven RWD trucks, minivans, compact and full size in the winter and never really noticed any problems with any of them. In my experience if you are driving with the road conditions in mind you shouldnt ever come across a situation the vehicle cant handle.
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I had 94 corsica that car handle like really bad in winter. Even with between caviler and my car their is big difference in the way it handle
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Well I've driven RWD trucks, minivans, compact and full size in the winter and never really noticed any problems with any of them. In my experience if you are driving with the road conditions in mind you shouldnt ever come across a situation the vehicle cant handle.
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the only thing that can make a big difference beyond being mindful of your environment , is a good set of tires.

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This isnt the best winter handling car ive owned but this is one of the funniest winter handling car ive owned.

Very easy to countersteer, very fun, can do drift at 50mph without any problem , (note that we have lot of snow here ) i just sway the car left/right and the fun begin!!


But my best was my Eagle Talon Turbo All wheel drive,but needed more attention while drifting
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Don't forget about a good 4-wheel alignment. A poorly aligned vehicle that pulls, drifts and wanders all over on dry pavement will not be your friend on ice and snow. Worn struts, ball joints and tie rod ends need to be replaced before the snow flies. The best tires in the world aren't much help if you don't have them pointed in the right direction.

And make sure your tires are up to the task as well
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Don't forget about a good 4-wheel alignment. A poorly aligned vehicle that pulls, drifts and wanders all over on dry pavement will not be your friend on ice and snow. Worn struts, ball joints and tie rod ends need to be replaced before the snow flies. The best tires in the world aren't much help if you don't have them pointed in the right direction.

And make sure your tires are up to the task as well
these things are just as important in the best of weather too. there are reasons why these things fail a safety inspection and need to be replaced to create a safe driving environment for us all, in any driving conditions
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I always thought the Bonnie was great in the snow. But when I got the GP, it was a whole different story. This thing is incredible in the snow, and I have cheapo Cooper tires on it.
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