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Posted by Cathy F. on November 21, 2010, 10:56 pm

Rub it in somn more, why don't ya? ;-)

It's 35F here right now... but a brisk wind, so feels colder...

Posted by Jeff Strickland on November 21, 2010, 11:16 pm

Sorry for gloating, but it's so good to be me.

I think we will hit 35 in a few more weeks, at 3 o'clock in the morning.

Posted by FatterDumber& Happier Moe on November 21, 2010, 11:53 pm
 Jeff Strickland wrote:

  Reminds me the answer to a test question, " The frosty nights of

Posted by GM homepc on November 21, 2010, 10:32 pm
 On 11/20/2010 6:32 PM, Cathy F. wrote:

I have a 2007 Corolla.  After a white knuckle experience while Christmas
shopping, I committed myself to getting a dedicated set of snow tires
for the following winter.

I did a lot of checking around for the "right" kind of tire too.  I
settled for Michelin X-Ice 2 for three reasons.

1.  Very good performance reviews.
2.  A good tire dealer who was also a Michelin warranty rep situated
very nearby my home.
3.  The endless tire ads on TV.

I have no regrets -- the winter snow tires made a huge difference, but
they are by no means perfect.  I don't think that any winter snow tire
could satisfy everyone's needs.  Driving on glare ice in January is
still extremely daunting; but going through snow is no problem.

When it comes time for another set of snow tires, I would seriously
consider getting studded next time around.  I have been watching reviews
for General Altimax Winter Tires.( by Continental Tire )



The price/performance ratio is good, and they are also backed by a
dealer close-by my home.  They also accept studs.

Before buying my snow tires I asked around, and just like the responses
to your post, there are many people who won't bother getting them.  I've
noticed that cars are getting so very expensive to repair now.  A good
set of winter snow tires is relatively cheap insurance when you spread
the cost out over 5 years or so.  Once you have them on, you wonder how
you managed without them for so long.

Posted by Cathy F. on November 21, 2010, 11:48 pm

Driving on ice is a nightmare, no matter what tires one has.  I just want
ones that ar reliable in snow. And if possible, also very good in dry
conditions. I know it's a trade-off: the best all-seasons are excellent in
snow, but not superior. And the dedicated snows are excellent on dry roads,
but not superior.

Although I liked driving with studded snows years ago, kind of want to stay
away form this at this point.

Thank you for replying.



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