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Old 25 Aug 2006, 10:56 pm
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Default Honda Civic performance in snow

How does the Civc do in snowy conditions? I am considering buying a
Civic, but a buddy who has a 98 says it's terrible in slippery
conditions. I live in a mountainous part of British Columbia where a
vehicle that handles well in winter conditions is essential. Presently
I drive a Subaru Imprezza but I want improved fuel economy.
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Old 25 Aug 2006, 11:22 pm
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"rm_blizzard@hotmail.com" wrote:
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> How does the Civc do in snowy conditions? I am considering buying a
> Civic, but a buddy who has a 98 says it's terrible in slippery
> conditions. I live in a mountainous part of British Columbia where a
> vehicle that handles well in winter conditions is essential. Presently
> I drive a Subaru Imprezza but I want improved fuel economy.



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Snow handling is mostly based on good tires. Good tires on a Civic can
out-perform bad tires on my awd CR-V. Real snow tires on all four is the
way to go. Treat yourself. Start shopping for some rims to put them on.

'Curly'
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 12:46 am
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On Fri, 25 Aug 2006 22:22:43 -0600, "'Curly Q. Links'"
<motsco__@interbaun.com> wrote:

>"rm_blizzard@hotmail.com" wrote:
>>
>> How does the Civc do in snowy conditions? I am considering buying a
>> Civic, but a buddy who has a 98 says it's terrible in slippery
>> conditions. I live in a mountainous part of British Columbia where a
>> vehicle that handles well in winter conditions is essential. Presently
>> I drive a Subaru Imprezza but I want improved fuel economy.

>
>
>---------------------------
>
>Snow handling is mostly based on good tires. Good tires on a Civic can
>out-perform bad tires on my awd CR-V. Real snow tires on all four is the
>way to go. Treat yourself. Start shopping for some rims to put them on.
>
>'Curly'



Snow tires all round are a given. I have Nokian Hakkapeliittas on my
Subaru. So I should have no problems if I go with something similar
on a Civic?
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 07:38 am
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rm_blizzard@hotmail.com wrote:
> Snow tires all round are a given. I have Nokian Hakkapeliittas on my
> Subaru. So I should have no problems if I go with something similar
> on a Civic?


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Correct me if I'm missing something, but isn't the Sube an AWD and the
Civic would be FWD (only), right? That would be a day and night
comparison.
Even my (underpowered) '97 CR-V can blow away the acceleration of any
FWD vehicle when the light turns green at an icy intersection. Four
wheels pushing and better snow clearance are fantastic advantages on
snow-covered ice.

'Curly'
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 07:14 pm
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'Curly Q. Links' wrote:
> rm_blizzard@hotmail.com wrote:
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>>Snow tires all round are a given. I have Nokian Hakkapeliittas on my
>>Subaru. So I should have no problems if I go with something similar
>>on a Civic?

>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Correct me if I'm missing something, but isn't the Sube an AWD and the
> Civic would be FWD (only), right? That would be a day and night
> comparison.
> Even my (underpowered) '97 CR-V can blow away the acceleration of any
> FWD vehicle when the light turns green at an icy intersection. Four
> wheels pushing and better snow clearance are fantastic advantages on
> snow-covered ice.


I was thinking the same thing: if you're used to an AWD vehicle in the snow,
you're likely to be sorely disappointed with a FWD vehicle, no matter how good
it handles snow.
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Old 28 Aug 2006, 10:34 am
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> Snow handling is mostly based on good tires. Good tires on a Civic can
> out-perform bad tires on my awd CR-V. Real snow tires on all four is the
> way to go. Treat yourself. Start shopping for some rims to put them on.


I typically buy a new pair of tires every year for the front (and
rotate last years).
Though tires are rated 3-4 years at my mileage, the performance
improvement
is noticeable. Plus its an inexpensive why to purchase confidence.

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