Join Date: Feb 2014
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Terrible Cross Wind Handling
I have a 2011 2.5 cvt 60,000 miles and just returned from a 3 hour trip...wow am I exhausted! There was a fairly strong cross wind 25-30mph the entire way and I felt like I was flying a plane through turbulence the entire trip. I was white knuckled the entire trip. Each gust of wind pushed the car completely across the lane...it required 110% focus and there were a few times where I would correct and thought we would spin out of control. Mind you, the speed limit was 75 and I was doing 60. I had 5 people in the car (added weight) and have done the sway bar upgrade. I did have winter tires on, all properly inflated and an alignment was just done.
I previously had a 2012 Jeep Liberty that never had any issues...I wouldn't even be able to tell that it was windy out. I have done the sway bar upgrade, alignment, and, even with added weight in the car, it STILL handles terribly to the point of being unsafe. I don't think this is a reason to get rid of it...but I was definitely disappointed with the way this thing handles in the wind. Not sure what else I can do.