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Old 11-08-2017, 10:27 PM   #11
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I'm late to this party but I got the x-ice on the wagon and was seriously impressed with the snow performance. But handling on dry is pretty squishy and uninspiring.

Clearly everyone needs a car dedicated for snow driving only, and a second with high-performance snows (or all seasons) and it all works out just fine.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:04 PM   #12
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I'm late to this party but I got the x-ice on the wagon and was seriously impressed with the snow performance. But handling on dry is pretty squishy and uninspiring.

Clearly everyone needs a car dedicated for snow driving only, and a second with high-performance snows (or all seasons) and it all works out just fine.
I'd love to have a dedicated winter car, but no way to do that in the city. I did that for years before the kid with the M3 and Tundra combo though. It was perfect!

It does not appear any Michelin winter tires fit the X5. Nokian R2 it is.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:51 PM   #13
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So... I’ve never lived in a place that needed winter tires...

Now that I’m in a place with winter, I’m considering. But nobody here has even mentioned them. Winter here tends to yo-yo in temps. A few days of cold with moderate days in between. Not a ton of snow - a few inches a few days a year.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:25 PM   #14
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What car would you be driving in snow? What tires does it have on now?

Do you have a schedule where when it snows you can just sit home and wait for the roads to clear? If so, don't worry about it.

But if you want to be in control to be able to drive anywhere, anytime, regardless of how rare the storm... then maybe.

I really liked the pirelli soto-whatever 3 performance snows. The dry handling wasn't so horrible.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:37 PM   #15
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I drive the Tesla... it’s on all seasons now (Goodyear something)

We live about 2 miles from the freeway, and the commute to work is all freeway (2 different routes...)

I could work from home on a snow day...
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:43 PM   #16
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Remind me... It's awd or rwd?

If awd I'd just make sure you had decent tread depth and be done. Stay home during the bad storms.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:48 PM   #17
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RWD... All early Teslas are RWD. AWD was introduced a couple years later...
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:22 PM   #18
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Didn't Josh get stuck like 10 feet from his house last year?

All seasons are going to be mostly fine. Winter tires are better.

The thing that gets us in trouble on MD is when we get shit weather in the middle of the day. They may say it'll just be rain, but the temp drops and all of a sudden you have freezing rain and now you're stuck at work for the day staring out the window and dreading the drive home.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:47 PM   #19
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Yeah, the Tesla on all seasons is fine until you get to a hill. Any hill.

Get a set of winter tires. Itís worth it. Tire Rack will ship you a set mounted on aftermarket turbine wheels in a single day.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:03 AM   #20
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I drive the Tesla... itís on all seasons now (Goodyear something)

We live about 2 miles from the freeway, and the commute to work is all freeway (2 different routes...)

I could work from home on a snow day...
In Maryland, which sounds similar to what youíll get, I always changed over to performance snows on winter wheels for the RWD cars and the AWD cars by Halloween. And ran summers by mid to late April. The performance snows did fine through warm winter days. No deep snow, though. Like Bren says, we often got caught in something nasty the forecasters did not predict by the drive home. Or coming back from the airport after a business trip...
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