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It is so nice knowing your car is safe and you don't have to worry about anything the winter throws at you. There isn't any feeling like the day you take your Mustang out that first day you drive it the spring. You feel soooooo good! Buy a second car for the winter, it's worth it.

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I drive my 2005 vert year round and plan on doing the same with my 2011. No new tires. It drives just as good as any car I've had before other than our SUV. If there's snow storm Where the plows haven't gotten to it yet I'm not going to drive any car. Really though how many days in a year would you get hit wi an un plowed street coming or going from work? Not too many. I'm in Chicago FYI

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I plan on running winter tires with an '11 vert, but I'm keeping my old car until then in case it's a mistake. I never liked the idea of buying a new car and running a beater that may break down in winter.
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Originally Posted by Slimpickenz View Post
Thanks for the responses. I'll be living between Baltimore and DC. I don't know how much it snows there, so maybe I can get away with just replacing the summer only tires with all weather or snow tires for the winter. I really want to be able to drive my car year round, but do not want to take any chances of her getting hurt or salt doing any damage. Anyone know the area up there well enough to say if I can get by with that. It'd really be a hit to the morale if I have to put her up in storage for the winter.
That's right where I live, and there's never all that much snow, this past winter was a heck of an anomaly.

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Originally Posted by Propaganda13 View Post
I plan on running winter tires with an '11 vert, but I'm keeping my old car until then in case it's a mistake. I never liked the idea of buying a new car and running a beater that may break down in winter.

I didn't even think about the prospect of being stranded on the side of the road with a broken down junker. Thanks for bringing that up.

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