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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: New Hampshire, US
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I live in NH and have 325i, manual.
When stock all season tires had only 1/3 of the life left, car felt in winter like cow on the ice dispite DSC. After I got winter tires it changed completely: no skidding no fishtailing, unless I do it on purpose, car felt like on rails in your typical comute driving, I even seen SUV's getting stuck, where bimmer just plowed through.
325i, manual in snow shoes felt more stable then Honda Accord and Honda Civic, these are two other cars, that i drive often.
You going to get some wheel spinning moveing from stop light in the snow regardless, but that happens in any car...
Go for bimmer, get snow tires for winter and you will enjoy it like you wouldn't any FWD car, or AWD for that matter.