The OEM tires on my Civic Hybrid were terrible in the snow. Those were bridgestones thou. Not sure how these Dunlops will handle I guess we will find out soon. I wonder which side of the Atlantic will get snow first. Our record within my memory was a couple inches on October 15th
Because of the instant torque just be easy accelerating in snow. And use the same common sense with slowing down as you'd apply to any vehicle.
We already have snow up in the mountains. It wont be long before we get it in the denver area.
I am going to buy snow tires.. probably a high performance, unstudded winter tire like the Continental Winter Extreme Contacts. Mostly because the winter temps here are so low ( average winter temp is 33)... regular tires are rock hard at those temps. It is a cheap investment.. and changing them out is easy enough. Before this I had a 4runner (4WD).. so am looking for some security and control in snow and ice.
Front wheel drive plus ABS and VSA should make for a stable ride in inclement weather. In fact, if you had to choose, VSA is better than 4wd in the hands of most casual drivers who don't know how to best make use of 4wd in many situations.