Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Looks like dispute comes to brand names fight.
As I asked before, we need to clarify what kind of snow we are talking about.
For real snow, the only good is Unimog. With mentioned cars we can talk about slippery conditions, since any of them will not handle much more, than 4"of powder. I had to turn around out ML in about 8" of packed snow, since front spoiler was pushing more snow, than 4 big wheels could handle.
Saying that, I drove my 4-Matic thru snow storm in Wyoming and Utah (9000' passes}. Even with VR rated tires, I passed lot of semi-trucks in ditches or plain wrecked.
Than in the past. living in 4-seasons I spend long hours practicing ice driving.
So final conclusion? No matter how good tires you have, they will not make you a good driver without practice.