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Well, let's qualify this thread by stating that I live in Canada. Edmonton to be exact, and we have had full on winter cold and snow since the middle of October.

Impressions:
- seat warmers are awesome!
- car starts flawlessly in the cold (-20 celcius)
- traction is acceptable. Occasional disengaging of the traction control button is required to get out of deep snow
- steering is a little flaky. I find the wheel jumps around a fair bit a low speeds and tends to 'track' the ruts too easily
- defogging/visibility. The car seems to heat up quickly and clears the windscreens fast from frost and ice. good feature. Could use mirror heaters.
- tires are acceptable. Definitely less traction than full on winter tires, but still pretty good for an all season.
- clearance is good, no problems getting over the mound and ruts everywhere
- headlights are weak when covered in snow and grime. Could use an HID upgrade

total score? 7/10 for a FWD car.
 

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Funny, in Aus we do not have seat warmers but we have mirror heaters and we do not get snow other than in the mountains.....
 

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Well, let's qualify this thread by stating that I live in Canada. Edmonton to be exact, and we have had full on winter cold and snow since the middle of October.

Impressions:
- seat warmers are awesome!Definitely
- car starts flawlessly in the cold (-20 celcius) Had one really cold start while I listened and was a little sluggish.
- traction is acceptable. Occasional disengaging of the traction control button is required to get out of deep snow I have a set of winter tires on mine. Traction is excellent for FWD.
- steering is a little flaky. I find the wheel jumps around a fair bit a low speeds and tends to 'track' the ruts too easilyDid not notice this problem.
- defogging/visibility. The car seems to heat up quickly and clears the windscreens fast from frost and ice. good feature. Could use mirror heaters. Your car does have exterior mirror heaters. Exhaust fogging up rear window is something of a pain in the a$$ though.
- tires are acceptable. Definitely less traction than full on winter tires, but still pretty good for an all season. Running full on winters here.
- clearance is good, no problems getting over the mound and ruts everywhere Agreed. Although I have had mine plow snow with the front end. Tends to throw snow right over the hood and into the windshield. lol
- headlights are weak when covered in snow and grime. Could use an HID upgrade Brighter headlights are always a welcome upgrade.

total score? 7/10 for a FWD car.Or an 8.
My comments added in red.
 

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Thanks for the feedback! I did not know I had heated mirrors! (Well it IS the wife's car! lol) but good to know! The steering wheel issue is hard to ignore though... some sort of feedback is going on. I will upgrade to full winters next year.
 

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first gear with stock tires in the rain is atrocious. i lose traction far too much giving really low rpms. shit tires.
 

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Haven't washed it since I sealed it before the snow. So far so good though. I will wash it as soon as we get above zero degrees here.
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by matte Turbo 6MT View Post
Well, let's qualify this thread by stating that I live in Canada. Edmonton to be exact, and we have had full on winter cold and snow since the middle of October.

Impressions:
- seat warmers are awesome!Definitely
- car starts flawlessly in the cold (-20 celcius) Had one really cold start while I listened and was a little sluggish.
- traction is acceptable. Occasional disengaging of the traction control button is required to get out of deep snow I have a set of winter tires on mine. Traction is excellent for FWD.
- steering is a little flaky. I find the wheel jumps around a fair bit a low speeds and tends to 'track' the ruts too easilyDid not notice this problem.
- defogging/visibility. The car seems to heat up quickly and clears the windscreens fast from frost and ice. good feature. Could use mirror heaters. Your car does have exterior mirror heaters. Exhaust fogging up rear window is something of a pain in the a$$ though.
- tires are acceptable. Definitely less traction than full on winter tires, but still pretty good for an all season. Running full on winters here.
- clearance is good, no problems getting over the mound and ruts everywhere Agreed. Although I have had mine plow snow with the front end. Tends to throw snow right over the hood and into the windshield. lol
- headlights are weak when covered in snow and grime. Could use an HID upgrade Brighter headlights are always a welcome upgrade.

total score? 7/10 for a FWD car.Or an 8.
My comments added in red.


(Still trying to figure out quotes)

Thanks to my Canadian neighbors!
We've only got a bit of snow so far and wondered about getting some different tires
Drove through every froze puddle and snow patch yesterday
and hit the gas or the brakes hard to see how it will react
 

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So you haven't washed it in over a month?
Nope... too damn cold! I prefer to wash it in my driveway when it gets over 0 degrees, but so far no luck. I will have to take it to a car wash (manual spray wand) soon though... The sealant is doing a good job protecting the car. Each time you wash, you remove a little of the sealant, so fewer washes (as long as salt is not on the car) is better.
 
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