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Old 24 Jan 2008, 04:01 am
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Default How Is the Acura TL in the snow?

How does it handle in the snow-Is it easy to drive-How does it go through the snow-How is it from a stop in the snow?Do you actually own one? How does it stop in the snow? How does it start from a dead stop in the snow? How does it handle in the snow?
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 04:17 am
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 04:31 am
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Yes I do own one, and I have put 74,000 miles on it. I have driven many miles through the snow from NJ to OH, starting and stopping, cruising etc.Front wheel drive and weight is good for snow but ground clearance is low so not so good for deep snow.Answer: Good from a stop, handles well and easy to drive as long as snow is less than 4".
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 04:46 am
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I use to have a G35 coupe, so the TL handles much better than the G in the snow.I do however, have Michilin X-Ice tyres on the TL. The TL is extremely good in the snow, probably the best I've ever driven. Only occasionally has it slide to a stop, but that was my fault for not pumping the brakes. Now for the faults....or really just annoying parts of the TL. When driving from a stop in the snow, the stability control constantly kicks in; you can feel it, and can become annoying. You can turn it off of course, just pay more attention to the road. Another thing that annoys me is the TL is a large car, so in some places a U-turn is almost impossible, with the snow, it becomes impossible; unless of course you lock the back wheels using the handbrake, and sort a semi handbrake turn. What's annoying is the car will beep like crazy when you yank the handbrake to bring the rear in line. "I know the handbrake it on you stupid car, you don't have to tell me...I was the one who pulled the handbrake!"Other than that, the car drives fine in the snow.
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 05:01 am
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Mine handles very well in the snow. I put winter tires on every winter. The VSA and traction control activates when it needs to. The ABS with brake assistance helps as well.
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 05:16 am
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I have an 05 TL but haven't been in snow. I should be ok considering it's front wheel drive. Snow or winter tires will help a lot.
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