snow handling for a 2008 Carrera 4s

Asked by Feb 03, 2009 at 05:14 PM about the 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD

Question type: General

anyone have experience with how a C4s handles in the snow (with snow tires of course)

2 Answers


I have a '05 Turbo with Continental TS810 snows (235/265) on. It is my daily driver (when my bimmers are in the shop) and so far it can handle days with 15 cm snow falls without any problem. As a matter of fact, I enjoy driving my Turbo in snow more than my bimmers (5 and 7 series) because of the AWD and the rear bias weight distribution. The Turbo can surprise all the unsuspected pick-up trucks who think all-seasons tires will do - just leave them in the dust as usual. If you are concerned about ground clearance, I haven't found it to be an issue just yet, the front lip can take quite a beating (and is replaceable), although a lowered car may have serious problem (mine has stock north american spec. front springs vs. euro spec.). The car tracks well and remains stable in high speed (sensible). I don't think there is a problem using this 911 as daily driver in the winter, and I live in Toronto, Canada.

thanks for the info. I've got a 2008 Carrera 4s. So far I keep it garaged in the winter and drive an older SUV - mostly to keep the salt off the car. I do miss my c4s in the winter though.

Your Answer:

Porsche 911 Experts

  • #1
    Michael Kane
  • #2
    Andrew Dickens
  • #3
    Stephen Smith
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Porsche Cayman
16 Great Deals out of 590 listings starting at $15,422
Used Porsche Boxster
24 Great Deals out of 1,025 listings starting at $5,495
Used Chevrolet Corvette
72 Great Deals out of 15,124 listings starting at $4,499
Used BMW M3
15 Great Deals out of 1,493 listings starting at $4,500
Used Audi R8
4 Great Deals out of 543 listings starting at $58,990
Used Porsche Cayenne
120 Great Deals out of 4,411 listings starting at $3,999
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
63 Great Deals out of 2,900 listings starting at $4,930
Used Ford Mustang
296 Great Deals out of 39,978 listings starting at $1,312
Used Nissan GT-R
449 listings starting at $55,995
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
149 Great Deals out of 6,694 listings starting at $1,000
Used Maserati GranTurismo
21 Great Deals out of 1,045 listings starting at $27,500
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
392 Great Deals out of 19,491 listings starting at $1,913

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD For Sale
38 listings starting at $102,000
2015 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD For Sale
24 listings starting at $78,999
2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD For Sale
26 listings starting at $72,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.