I live in Michigan and we get our fair share of snow. I felt really good driving my car in the snow this past few months. Of course I was driving a slammed civic with shot shocks through like 3 ft snow before that lol. Maybe thats why. I thought that my Sentra did pretty well.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sentra Styling: I've driven in the snow with my sentra and let me tell you it's not one of the funnest things to do....no traction what so ever.....
I definitely would have to agree here with Gene. We don't get snow much here in Virginia, but I didn't feel very great about driving my car in it. I think it was more the ice underneath the snow, but with stock tires, it was difficult at times. I also have a 5 spd, so I don't know how to act on snow without spinning the tires from a standstill.
-2000 Sentra SE w/Performance Package, Sunroof, 5 Spd, Avalanche
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Ok this seems more reasonable.
Alright, I still havent hear back from Sentra Styling but my guess its not that bad.
Any FWD should feel fine on snow IMO.
The stock tires BTW have like a 4.x SNOW rating, so dont be suprised. check out this link at tirerack.com and see how crapy those tires are.
About snow driving, well if you dont have much experience and good way to start is, go very gently on first, and then try to go on a higher gear as soon as possible. Torque just makes your wheels spin and you just want them to lock on to something. If you bring it up to 3 rd or 4th when in fact you should be in 2nd, your more likely to have it connect and it'll give you more confidence on the snow.
Ok, this is half asses instructions invented by me Maybe not the best way to drive in snow, but it worked for me and I live out in frigging snow ville. Montreal gets a HARD 5 months of snowing, it barely has just stopped. Just in time for my Sentra Baby ).
p.s. OH and WE are the ones who got the famous ICE storm
[This message has been edited by Mr_SpIcEz (edited April 09, 2001).]
Honestly I don't know if its the tires or not but whenever I get to a light that's on the slightest hill my car starts to slide and what not,,,,,especially going into the parking lot at my work,,,,my car spins all the way up it.....i'm thinking it's the tires,,,cause in the winter months I put my stock rims back on and those ****ty Fireston's so I think I might buy a snow tire for the Stockers......
Honestly I had a T-bird with a 5.0L in it that got better traction at times....
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I don't have any experience yet driving in the snow with my 2001 se, however my old 94 s-er also had a limited slip differential, and it performed admirably. I have to commute 40 mi. each way to work every morning many times in the past I was the only car still on the road. On my old car during the bad winters, I used both blizzacks and toyo observes always managed to keep it between the yellow lines and the ditches. I believe the 2,001 se will be about the same, even with the stock firestone tires I experience little or no hydroplaneing.Constant rain and slick conditions are a way of life here in Oregon.Adios Amigos