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Old 02-17-2015, 08:19 PM   #36
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Vehicles now days are made with a very high quality metals than what they used back then. I have a 2000 Silverado and it literally has zero frame/wheel well rust. It isn't babied at all, with 187,xxx miles. It's body metal is 10x the quality as my 65 impala...


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As said, snow tires do wonders. I also recommend Blizzaks on the rears, they have a good reputation for performing well in the snow on mustangs. Do keep in mind some aren't intended for extended use on dry pavement.

Also throw some weight in the trunk. I used to throw 2-3 40lb sand tubes in my trunk when I drove my 03 one winter up here in WI, and that's when we actually got some snow accumulation.

The biggest thing is to drive defensively. Do not try to pass people if you don't need to, and take your time when making turns. Also don't be to quick on the throttle when leaving from a stop. Many times just letting off the brake will be enough to project the car forwards to gain enough momentum to continue going forwards without spinning excessively.
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:23 PM   #38
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What's all this fuss? I'm in Northern NH and driving the piss out of mine. Ok, so it's cold and wet and salty. I drive it easy because yes its slippery and its rear wheel drive with 420 HP. But I have snow tires.
Rust? Sure that will happen. Will it fall apart in 5 years? My other cars or trucks don't.
When I trade it in, all they look at is under the hood, inside the car and it's general appearance and drive. They don't pull it into service and put it on a lift.
Drive those things! Who am I saving a 2014 Ford for? My kids?
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This was my weekend... Idk what this thing called winter is
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What's all this fuss? I'm in Northern NH and driving the piss out of mine. Ok, so it's cold and wet and salty. I drive it easy because yes its slippery and its rear wheel drive with 420 HP. But I have snow tires.

Rust? Sure that will happen. Will it fall apart in 5 years? My other cars or trucks don't.

When I trade it in, all they look at is under the hood, inside the car and it's general appearance and drive. They don't pull it into service and put it on a lift.

Drive those things! Who am I saving a 2014 Ford for? My kids?

I'd rather pay 100$ for a winter beater then pay 1000$+ for blizzaks


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What's all this fuss? I'm in Northern NH and driving the piss out of mine. Ok, so it's cold and wet and salty. I drive it easy because yes its slippery and its rear wheel drive with 420 HP. But I have snow tires.
Rust? Sure that will happen. Will it fall apart in 5 years? My other cars or trucks don't.
When I trade it in, all they look at is under the hood, inside the car and it's general appearance and drive. They don't pull it into service and put it on a lift.
Drive those things! Who am I saving a 2014 Ford for? My kids?
Awesome and thanks for the pic. Keep her between the lines Brother.
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I'd rather pay 100$ for a winter beater then pay 1000$+ for blizzaks


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But I'd rather drive my Mustang before I take that long dirt nap than spend my time driving a $100 Winter beater.
That's 3 or 4 months of my life every year driving a pos?
I'll take two full days in the Spring and make my GT look new again. Besides, where else would I rather be than in the garage messing with my Mustang? And in the meantime, I'm driving it every day.
Life is too short to have a sweet, affordable every day muscle car and keep it under a sheet.
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I park my brand GT in the winter. I do have a 2002 f150 to drive in the winter thou. Reasons i park. 1. it only takes one jacka$$ without winter tire to wreck my baby. 2. I want my mustang to be like the '92 GT's you see out there still in great shape. 3. My car is black and the winter here will hurt it bad. Some area's in North America that means you have to park it. It's sad i'd love to drive it all year round, but i've owned a lot of ****ty mustangs and I don't want my brand new one to be like that 10 years from now. FYI -42 today.
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But I'd rather drive my Mustang before I take that long dirt nap than spend my time driving a $100 Winter beater.

That's 3 or 4 months of my life every year driving a pos?

I'll take two full days in the Spring and make my GT look new again. Besides, where else would I rather be than in the garage messing with my Mustang? And in the meantime, I'm driving it every day.

Life is too short to have a sweet, affordable every day muscle car and keep it under a sheet.

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Oh I don't keep it under a sheet. And I don't not drive it because I think it's a bugatti. I live in Springfield MA. For those of you who know nothing about the region, it's one of the highest car insurance rated states in the country because it's full of morons who can't drive. I'd rather not take my RWD, 420hp, all seasoned tire mustang and chance it. And yes, I know how to drive in snow. I've lived in New England for 30 years lol. It's my choice, and it was 100$, I repeat, 100$ lol

And dirt nap? I'm 30, don't see that happening too soon. Trust me, I'll enjoy my car come April. 4 months out of the year isn't going to kill me

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I park my brand GT in the winter. I do have a 2002 f150 to drive in the winter thou. Reasons i park. 1. it only takes one jacka$$ without winter tire to wreck my baby. 2. I want my mustang to be like the '92 GT's you see out there still in great shape. 3. My car is black and the winter here will hurt it bad. Some area's in North America that means you have to park it. It's sad i'd love to drive it all year round, but i've owned a lot of ****ty mustangs and I don't want my brand new one to be like that 10 years from now. FYI -42 today.

This is exactly it. Drive a mustang year round in New England, you're gunna need more than 2 days clay barring and getting all that crud from the undercarriage. And like you said, it's not my driving im worried about. Not everybody buys into the whole, "winter tire" thing.


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Glad I can have a car and a truck.....makes the snow in CT just something I have to plow rather than something I have to worry about. I admit to missing driving but know it should only be a month.

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In the end, everyone has choices of where they they live and the potential weather conditions that go along with that. Everyone to some degree also has differing financial abilities and priorities. Its just interesting to see how people tackle it...thats all. No real right or wrong answer here.
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I drove back to Fairfax monday in the snow^ wheels spun if I barely touched the gas, had to correct several times so it didn't spin out.
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My bro lives in Chesapeake. I know VA is ill-prepared for that kind of weather unfortunately lol.


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My bro lives in Chesapeake. I know VA is ill-prepared for that kind of weather unfortunately lol.


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Yep an inch down here in southern va and especially toward tidewater is the end of the world! Everything closed and canceled! Lol
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Yeah it was funny. I lived there 3 years back when you guys got a foot of snow dumped on you. Everyone was creeping on the interstate and I was strolling along like nothing was wrong lol.


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They will just abandon cars on the freeways. I'm from Southern California originally and I seem to manage just fine.
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They will just abandon cars on the freeways. I'm from Southern California originally and I seem to manage just fine.

Lol yeah people down south or on the west coast usually freak out when the snow flies lol


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it snowed 1x when I lived in Charleston SC. a bit less than one inch. They put about 1/2" of sand on top of it. I went out in my Triumph Spitfire and it was Yankee night at the bar with everyone who went out originally being from north of the Mason/Dixon line

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but... lots more fun driving GT with Blizzaks...
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I want to drive my car bad but there is so much salt on the roads around here right now it's almost absurd. It seems they are desperately trying to exhaust the salt budget. I've have never seen such a thick coating of salt and it seems to get worse the closer to DC


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I hear back home (southern KY) they got 11in of snow on top of 2in of ice... Lucky, I'm hanging out in Florida, but we about to get screwed from the big storm down here... Literally, it's minutes away...


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I'm from south west, it's raining there so the snow is slush now...


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