Join Date: May 2005
Location: Merrimack, NH
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It all depends on where you drive when the weather is bad. Your profile says you live in CT. That in and of itself doesn't necessarily mean you need snows with traction control. But if you travel to ski country or in other hilly terrain that gets snow most of the winter, dedicated snow tires are the only way to go, and traction control just gives you that much more of an advantage.
Let's face it - having traction control kick in when your tires won't dig in the snow won't make much difference than without the TCS - I think that Icy inclines are about the only time that TCS will improve a situation without snows, since then you're really talking about rubber grip on something slippery, and slower is better.....
andy (32 year driving veteran from NH.....)
A 3 "Honda" (and 1 "Ford" and 1 "BMW") Family in NH
12 Acura TL SH-AWD Tech Package (White, Wife's toy) 26k miles
15 Acura RDX AWD Tech (Kona Coffee, mine) 4k miles
14 Honda Accord LX Sedan (Black, Son#1's) 29k miles
04 Mazda Tribute LX 4WD (Black, Son #2's) 118k miles
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