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Old 11-26-2005, 12:34 PM   #11
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TC smokes the snow all the time. */C sounds like its on crack when the computer takes over and controls the imput to the tires. Its hard for me to compare my old 99 GP to this cause its been a few years.
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I always was happy with the way that the Bonne handled in the snow, even though I ran it with all season tires. I'd say it was a little more predictable then my current car. On acceleration it always would go right (anyone elses do this?), where the GA might go either way. Now I have traction control, which would have been nice in the Bonne.
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I havent had a lot of experience with the 94 in the snow yet, we only got bit over the last few days, however it seems pretty sure footed.
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Mine does suprisingly well......I still like my RWD/4X4 better though
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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.
I heave cheapo Cooper tires on also, and they kinda suck in the *rain*, let alone the snow :(
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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.
I heave cheapo Cooper tires on also, and they kinda suck in the *rain*, let alone the snow :(
I have cooper treadsetters on right now...they seem to like the snow....drove home on 4" of unplowed snow last night and they felt like they were solid. Found out my ABS does actually work lol.
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Call me weird, but I enjoy winter driving. I think it is a nice challenge everytime I hit the road. As a matter of fact I am finding that I can use the ice to my advantage when turning from a stop by getting into the right lane using small throttle adjustments instead of steering adjutments

Anyway, the bonneville does great IMHO. I've got fairly old all season tires on, and it does alright. It pretty much slides the way I tell it. Only problem I have had with it is all the torque, isn't really a good thing when trying to accelerate on ice
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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.
I heave cheapo Cooper tires on also, and they kinda suck in the *rain*, let alone the snow :(
I have cooper treadsetters on right now...they seem to like the snow....drove home on 4" of unplowed snow last night and they felt like they were solid. Found out my ABS does actually work lol.
Starfire Flite-Line IV (it'* a Cooper...):



minus the whitewall, of course

$320 for the four...
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That'* about the same tread pattern I have.

$135 for 4
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My $320 was "at cost", too... that'* about $275 US. Got it through a hookup at my high school'* autoshop. I was kinda disappointed when they arrived, cause I figured "heavily discounted' tires would be pretty decent if they were $320. They're not any louder than the Goodyear Eagle GA Touring 215'* there were on there though.
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