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    FT86 Winter Driving???

    OK so I love the body of the new Ft86 its gorgeous, and I really want one... but I live in Canada so the biggest problem is going to be its winter capabilities.. do you think the RWD with a front engine will suck in the winter? Will this car have traction control?
    I'm fearing I might have to buy the AWD Subaru version.... because the RWD just won't be practical for me.

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    I'm in the same dilemma as well, winter driving can be very treachorus. You must buy an above average set of winter tires (blizzaks are most common) and depeding on the car weight, probably throw some bags of sand in the trunk. If you are a smart winter driver with the right tools (tires, weidht) you should have no troubles.

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    We just throw on some chains and put in some sandbags. Keeps the rear end from slipping out on ya

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    No plans on winter driving mine, will just get an old beater truck or something to drive instead. Don't need mine getting salt and sand all over it.

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    That's one of the big perks of living in Tucson. My '02 Miata is a year round driver and the underside of the car looks like it just came off the show room floor. 180 degrees off from where I started life in Michigan and a person could almost watch their car rot out underneath them.

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    So jealous. I really don't want to see my car after a hard winter of salt and grit. No wonder peoples mufflers rust off here.

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    Winter in Florida = no snow

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    Same with Texas - don't see snow that much, I just won't drive the FT86 those days.

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    Maybe with some GOOD winter tires like Nokians or something. I wouldn't bother on a bad stormy day though.

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    If the car was AWD - which it sounds like the Subaru will be - would you guys drive it in the winter??? I'm still not sure if I would or not....beater truck always seems safe for the overall condition of the car - keep the salt off of it

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