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Old 11-27-2005, 02:59 AM   #31
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Compared to my '92 deville - it is the same'
But, my Dodge Grand Caravan was much better in the snow....but in all fairness, I need to see how the bonne does this year w/the newer tires on it....should be better than last year.

Definitely have to account for the road conditions....seems to slip much easier upon take off, though, than the van....wider tires will do that, so I'm told.
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I took mine out in the snow last week. I've had a bunch of different cars and trucks.

It did very well. On the 97 SSEi I have there'* traction control and torque management and everything else possible programmed in to keep you from beating the car bad from a dead stop.

It works well to keep you from spinning too much at takeoff and helps control the car.
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Comparing a car to a 4WD vehicle is totally different. I know where your coming from, but gotta remember what vehicle class your dealing with. For a vehicle its allright, for a car the Bonne is quite well.
Not really comparing, just noticed that now matter how gentle I seemed to be with the car, it wanted spin on takeoff even with tc, slide on turns, and kept engaging abs and sliding to stops. I'm sure i'll adjust to it and do pretty good with it in the winter, just my intial trip in the snow this winter didn't impress me.
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My car seems to do pretty good in the snow, but because of my sub with a few extra pounds in the rear it tends so slide a little!!, only because i'm a little bit of a lead foot!!! Also once in a while I turn the TC off and do e-brake slides across the street in a faily big parking lot!! But all-in-all not a bad car in the snow.
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The only problem with bonnies and other H Bodies is the clearance..sucks going thru 7" snow cause I am always getting high centered. I actually drove up a mountain here to check out the performance and had to be pulled out by my friends jeep, only about 8" of snow...
Thats the only thing i'm worried about. I got to drive it in snow over thanksgiving and it did really well. only about 3 inches of snow though. I just got rid of my Jeep so i'm worried i'll "forget" what i'm in and burry it in the snow. good thing i know people with 4x4'*!
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http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...174&highlight=

Don't know if it means good or bad. I had a cavalier (another one, not the Z24) that was the best car I had driven in snow. It was the wifes, and she still bitches about getting rid of it when winter comes.
Maybe if I had gotten my new tires by now I wouldn't have had this little episode. Who knows.
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i've only had my bonne for one entire winter, but it goes just fine in the snow.... when the traction control is working... see link below for details on that blunder
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=44265

far as tires i run potenza RE900 in back and RE950 up front. i definitely rely on the ABS and TC though, she'* a big slider when they're not in action...
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I don't know how well it handles the winter...only had the car since july . I know my old RWD Toyota Cressida was living hell in the snow. Great donut machine though.
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I have been impressed with mine for its height. I only take it out when I have to in the snow!
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