SHELBY GT 350 Member
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Central Massachusetts
I have done it and still do it when I don't have a "better" winter car available.
It really isn't that bad, especially for those of us who learned to drive on cars with rear wheel drive, no traction control, no ABS, and no limited slip differential - basically, one-rear-wheel-drive.
Throttle control is key of course -- go easy and smooth and it's not much different from any other car. Good snow tires help a LOT, and for best results they should be narrow, not wide. Right now I have a set of 255 Blizzaks on my 2010 and that is really too wide, 235 or narrower would be better. (got the tires with a set of wheels for $400 so I wasn't too choosey)
Rear wheel drive is a lot more fun than front wheel drive, if you want to play in the snow a little. But you have to turn off the traction and stability control, those dang nannies wouldn't let me do a donut if I tried.
| 2010 GT coupe | Daily Driver with some Steeda and GT500 take-off stuff for the occasional track day