Last post on Jan 21, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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#6 of 7 Winter Civic Driving
Jan 17, 2009 (11:10 am)
I've been driving Civics in Minnesota for years. As with all vehicles, the biggest difference is the quality of the brain, or lack thereof, behind the wheel. I see far more SUV's and 4WD cars in the ditch than I do Civics.
That said, as others have indicated, the car sits low to the ground, so if the snow gets too deep, it could be a problem. And it is a light car, relatively speaking, so it can't bully its way through. Also, good tire tread is critical. You don't need expensive or special tire, just make sure you have enough tread on them.
Make sure you know how to respond to a skid. And if you don't have ABS, learn how to pump the brakes.
Over the years I've learned one of those maxims about winter driving: "If the weather is so bad that you need 4WD, then STAY HOME! If you aren't already home, stay where you are, because it is almost always safer in the long run."
#7 of 7 1999 Honda Civic EX in the Snow?
Jan 21, 2009 (4:47 pm)
I'm considering making a 3 hour drive this weekend to the Tahoe, CA ski area, but it is scheduled to snow/rain. Anyone know if my Honda Civic EX from 1999 will be okay? I have prior experience driving in the snow.