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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationCar MakesSubaru · 3 months ago

Would a rear wheel drive car be dumb to buy to drive in the snow?

I want to buy a subaru brz. But it is rear wheel drive. Would it be a bad idea to drive in the snow?

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  • 3 months ago

    Since cars have been around, most people drove in the snow in rear-wheel drive cars. You have to be careful and cautious, but it's been done for nearly a century and a half.  

  • 3 months ago

    MOST cars in the USA for decades were RWD.   All you need to do is remember three things driving in the snow.  1.  Do not start fast,  it will spin the wheels and dig them into holes.  2.  Do not turn fast,  you will skid.  3.  Do not stop fast as it could build up snow in front of the tires or dig you into a hole.    If you live in a place that gets snow that does not melt between snow falls you need snow tires on all four wheels.   At the very least have all season tires and a set of chains so you can use them when the snow gets deep. 

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    You want the BRZ for what it can do the rest of the year. Drive carefully and pray for an early spring.

  • 3 months ago

    I'd rather have rear wheel drive than front wheel drive...............as long as it is equipped with snow tires and a bag or two of sand in the trunk. Nothing worse than trying to steer a ******* FrontWD in the snow.

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  • 3 months ago

    No.  But front wheel or all wheel drive would be safer.

  • 3 months ago

    You won't be driving in the snow. You'll be stuck in the ditch waiting for a tow truck.

  • 3 months ago

    .People drove RWD  in snow for decades.  Then came FWD which is way better in snow.  You will have the winter traction of cars in the 1950's

    I personally would not want any other aspect or technology from the 1950's

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    I lived in KY and had a car with rear wheel drive.  We didn't get a lot of snow, and my car was generally okay in light snow as long as I was careful not to goose it too hard (it had an 8-cylinder as well).  Ice was the real problem.  If you live in an area with lots of snow, you may be okay with snow tires or chains if you're a careful driver.  If you're in an area with a lot of ice, I'd avoid it and go for 4WD or AWD.

  • 3 months ago

    Depends on how much snow you actually get.

    If where you are have effective snow clearing operations and you are equipped with snow tires, you should be fine. 

  • 3 months ago

    Does it come with a 4 wheel drive option?  That would be handy if you go in snow a lot.

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