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Hi - I'm joining the MB family from the Audi family. I'm used to AWD on my car, and I live in Wisconsin = SNOW.

Wondering if I get a 2004 S500 with RWD and snow tires, if it will be ok in snow. Meaning, I won't fishtail all over the place.

Does anyone drive an S500 in areas with snow that can help out?

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I had started a conversation about this awhile back (link).

I'd say that if you like the car, buy it. Winter tires, some added weight to the rear axle (i.e. sand bags, pet food, etc.), and slow acceleration/deceleration should be enough to do the job.

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