Some months back, I asked how the 318is does in snow, and got a variety of answers. Well, after one of the snowiest winters I can remember- and insane work/school schedules forcing me to drive in it- I can finally report in.
I LOVE THIS CAR.
I dropped 120# of sand in the trunk, flipped it to M to keep it in lower gears, and set about driving in some of the worst road conditions I can remember. 8 inches of snow? BMW RWD thrives where Ford FWD fails. 6 inches of slush? Some slipping, but nothing major. Keep it in low gears, and it's happy.
I saw a lot of people end up in ditches this winter, and my BMW was not among them. Maybe it's because I'm smart enough to not drive 65 in a 40 when there's 6 inches on the road, but I kept it where it belongs. Heck, the hardest part of winter driving in this one is scraping the ice off the windshield!
Anybody else awed by how their Bimmer does in snow?