Handling in Snow?

Asked by Dec 22, 2015 at 01:27 AM about the 2001 Ford Mustang Base

Question type: General

2001 Mustangs do not handle well in snow due to most weight up front. How do owners cope? Can't afford two different sets of tires.

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As you found out they do not handle well in the snow. You can add some extra weight in the trunk, but as far as helping, it's marginal at best. I'm speaking from experience, I drove my Mustang for many winters with no traction control and the best is 4 dedicated snow tires, and I had them mounted on a separate set of rims for ease of install. Even then I had to "pick" my route home as to avoid hills during a snow storm. Only 2 tires in the rear will make the car really squirrelly and unsafe to drive, plus you will slide, plow forward when stopping with the non snow tires in the front. Since you can't afford another set, I don't know what to tell you. A brand new set/ deep tread of "All season" tires sometimes will be enough depending on the conditions, but have you considered calling in sick/vacation the day it snows, carpool, bus, etc?

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Tom is correct, it is all about the tires. Rear wheel drive doesn't help either.

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