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      02-11-2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by robbiedawg View Post
how would an m3 be in the snow without winter tires? i have michelin pilot pss's.would it be as bad as i think,or is it decently controllable? we get so little snow here that it's not worth getting winter tires.
You can make out okay with summers in the cold as long as the road is dry (maybe down to 30 or so). Snow though makes summers almost completely undriveable. If you have summers on and it snows, stay home (and if you can't, arrange alternative transportation).

Like the OP, I too was pretty impressed with the M3 in snow (with snow tires on, of course). Frankly, I couldn't tell much difference between it and my former car, a 335xi, other than taking off from a stop, when the back would get a little squirrely. Frankly, I'm still not sure I'm all that fond of driving the M3 in the snow, since I'm worried about other drivers, but I have no doubts about being able to get around in a few inches of snow.
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