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    i just get worried the main reason i bought the car is for reliability in the snow

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    Awesome in snow. With the right tires. Awesome. IMHO.

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    nice video that was what the dealer was saying in motion...winter tires seem like the only way to go..getting excited..do you know a website where i can see more of those types of videos?

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    People tend to overestimate the car's capability in inclement weather. The WRX is certainly better in snow (with snow tires) compared to a RWD vehicle. However, the WRX does not have locking differentials nor good ground clearance.
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    but this cars AWD system is better than any other on the market dont you think? you think a nissan with snow tires and their awd will outperform a subuaru with the same? besides a jeep what is better with snow tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khederk222 View Post
    but this cars AWD system is better than any other on the market dont you think? you think a nissan with snow tires and their awd will outperform a subuaru with the same? besides a jeep what is better with snow tires?
    I completely disagree. This AWD system is one of the most low-tech on the market.

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    Montreal. Snow tires. My first winter with a Subaru and I didn't shovel even once.
    Snow-covered parking spaces are reserved for Subies.
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    i appreciate the honesty, i hope im not being brainwashed by the suburu cult, but at the same time I have seen tests against all cars and SUVs in the market, none outperforming subaru. every negative comment i get, a here from another canadian loving life haha keep it coming because I am still not 100% im getting close tho im 80% theres nothing better other than a jeep

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    or audi

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    i understand where your coming from DAX, however the Sti is really a race car, maybe reason for the bias?

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    Most definitely get winter tires. Car will not stay on road with factory Dunlop's. I have Yokohama winter tires and they are excellent. I have 2 sets of wheels Summer and winter, if you have the means this is the way to go. All you need to switch is unbolt one set bolt other set on. This saves a bunch on mounting and balancing, not to mention wear on tires from being swapped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TownLine500 View Post
    Most definitely get winter tires. Car will not stay on road with factory Dunlop's. I have Yokohama winter tires and they are excellent. I have 2 sets of wheels Summer and winter, if you have the means this is the way to go. All you need to switch is unbolt one set bolt other set on. This saves a bunch on mounting and balancing, not to mention wear on tires from being swapped.
    I buy the four tires and the rims as well your saying? i could probably just get the tire itself where i work and they would put it on the rim right in front of me..if i go that route i will need to balance is what your saying?

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    Yes. If you remove tire from rim, when tire is put back on wheels need to be balanced. I opted to get a second set of wheels to avoid this. That and wear and tear from mounting and removing. My friend manages a tire store and gets me deals. I pay $10 bucks twice a year to switch wheels. Also if you get second set of flat black steel wheels and tires, you won't have to worry about damage in winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khederk222 View Post
    but this cars AWD system is better than any other on the market dont you think? you think a nissan with snow tires and their awd will outperform a subuaru with the same?
    Wow don't go power bombing nissan like that. The Nissan GTR is AWD and outperforms any subaru anyday.
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