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    Terrible in snow.

    Anyone else think their Cruze is horrible in snow? Mine has 18" oe michelins and it won't go anywhere in 3 inches of snow.

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    Problem: Car has no traction with OEM Michelins.
    Pertinent part of problem: Michelins
    Solution: Dump the Michelins for Bridgestone, Pirelli, Continentals, or just about any other tire brand.

    Seriously, other than the Michelin X-Ice tires you can kiss your winter or even wet traction goodbye on Michelin passenger car tires.
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    With anything less than half tread on all-season tires, yes. its a lightweight car.

    However, after one winter with half-tread all-seasons on it I got a set of winter tires/wheels and will never look back! It does better than my 4wd pickup truck in most conditions besides 6+"
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    Snow tires? Any car not on snow tires will be terrible compared to a car on snow tires. All seasons are not good in snow or ice.
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    Traction Control isn't working.

    Mine is sucking today also. Worst storm yet for the car. I wasn't all over the place but the traction was defenitly not there like it was last year.

    Last year it was a beast. My Hyundai was also a beast untill it also broke.

    You can put any tire you want on it. If traction control isn't working. It'll still suck.

    Have to call the dealer and see if loaner car is available. Or wait till summer and use the bike while the car gets fixed.

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    tires and ground clearance are the only issues the car has
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    Tires have about 12k on them and still look new so I guess they just suck. It will turn and stop OK, but literally not move if in 3 inches or so

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    I don't see how tires would have anything to do if the car was a beast before. On it's original tires. My car just turned 11k. No problems last year. This year it sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowwy66 View Post
    Traction Control isn't working.

    Mine is sucking today also. Worst storm yet for the car. I wasn't all over the place but the traction was defenitly not there like it was last year.

    Last year it was a beast. My Hyundai was also a beast untill it also broke.

    You can put any tire you want on it. If traction control isn't working. It'll still suck.
    Cars were made for about 115years before electronic stability control became mandatory. I'm sure you'll do just fine without it if you drive with skill and winter tires. The problem most people have is a lack of skill and winter tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowwy66 View Post
    I don't see how tires would have anything to do if the car was a beast before. On it's original tires. My car just turned 11k. No problems last year. This year it sucks.
    365days and 11,000 miles can change things. Tires, shocks, bushings, all wear and age. These things can affect performance, or beastness.

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