This is my first post here. I bought my 13 WRX back around August and absolutely love it. I just ran into one little problem today, I live in New York and we got our first snow storm today, the car only has around 5,000 miles on it and I'm still rolling on the tires from the factory. But I have to say the car scared the **** out of me today. I grew up in New York and know how to drive in the snow and this is the worst car I have ever driven as far as snow driving.
I do about 100 miles a day to get to work and only use the WRX for bad weather such as today, but the car didn't even feel like it had ABS (I couldn't stop doing 5 MPH). I know tires mean a lot in the snow but I thought even with the stocks on it it would do a lot better. I'm actually to the point where I'm ready to trade it in as this is the main reason I got a WRX.
I guess my real question is is it worth it to spend the money on the snow tires or does it not make that much difference? Any input is greatly appreciated!