Where in the north are you? Generally I find my car handles terribly in the snow, but I've never put snow tires on it. If I was driving it in the winter I would invest in a good set of snow tires, they should help quite a bit. Tirerack usually has decent deals on snow tires and wheels and I've never had a bad experience buying from them.
Since your name has 318 I'm guessing it's an e30 or e36 3 series. I know the e46 models with snow tires do alright.
Originally Posted by yammahamma
If I wanted to date you, I would have bought you dinner first.
I just avoided this situation entirely and bought a $400 beater. Cheaper than a set of good snow tires and I don't have to worry about my two loves getting nasty, dirty, or damaged. However, Nokian Hakkapeliitta R are pretty good snow tires. My mom bought a set for her X5 (when she had it) and they worked very well in poor conditions.
Not sure what north is to you!
I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
I've had my 1996 328is since 2000 and drive it 12 months a year.
You need a set of steel rims (so you don't mess up the mags, also some mag rims don't seal too good in the cold - below -20 deg C) and a good set of winter tires - like Pirrelli 210's.
A stick shift is better - gives you more control.
Don't ignore the winter tires! Difference between summer and winter tires is night and day. ...and all season are good for neither!
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