Join Date: May 2009
Location: east coast
Car: OBW H6 VDC, Tribeca, XT6
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
1. tires. a comparison of AWD with no focus on tires is underwhelming. if it's going to be used for aggressive snow driving, get tires to suit.
2. traction control is a one-size-fits all safety device, not a snow racing device. and for it's advantages, it can be underwhelming - say hello to electronic hand holding, learned helpleness, CANBUS modern vehicles.
3. snow variations. snow, slush, dry, wet, pretreated or not, ice under the snow, packed, fresh...all "snow covered lots" are not equal.
4. bias - fond memories, many miles/years of experience and predictability, resistance to learning and understanding new things. i've never been more impressed with snow driving than my 1980's Subaru XT6's with rear clutch type LSD and lockable center diff which modern Subaru's have never had....but if I'm honest, even with favor data, most of that is bias.
H6 OBW VDC, H6 OB Sedan, Tribeca, Lifted XT6