Ct200h in snow ?
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    Ct200h in snow ?

    I live in Seattle-WA and I am expecting some snow again. I am wondering has anyone drived this car in snow ? how was the handling ?

    I am also concerned on the front bumper as its too close to the road and just worried that snow will damage this ? Although I do have the 3m film protection on front!!

    Has anyone tried snow tires during the snow season ?

    Any word of advise ?


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    I live in Bellevue, as far as I know, CT isn't suit for driving in snow.
    Don't risk yourself, drive the other car during snow days.


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    Was just discussed in this thread : https://www.ct200hforum.com/forum/lex...ml#post1647290

    Apparently, the CT200h doesn't do very well in the snow. The solution is apparently Blizzak tires..... Not that I would ever actually find out where I live
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    i just had an *interesting* experience this past weekend with a snowstorm that hit the Northeast (you might have heard of it?). i would NOT recommend driving the CT in unplowed streets of snow with the OEM all-weather tires. having said that, i made it to the mall and back (~10 mins of highway and local roads) with minimal slippage and 1-2" on the ground.
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    My Lexus dealer has just supplied and fitted a set of Hankook i*cept evo tyres to my CT.
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    you shouldn't drive any car in snowy areas w/o snow tires, period

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    I've driven almost all my cars with all season tires only up until last winter when I finally got some snow tires.

    I don't agree with that fact that you NEED snow tires, you can get along with all seasons if you drive carefully, but snow tires definitely do help and make a big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sears1234 View Post
    I live in Bellevue, as far as I know, CT isn't suit for driving in snow.
    Don't risk yourself, drive the other car during snow days.
    It's no worse then a Prius or any other car. Put snow tires on and your all set. The fuel efficent tires are a harder compound with little to no cross sipes for traction so all you do with them is slide.
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    Even if you drive carefully, 4 saisons tires in area that have ice and snow on a regular base, you need winter tires. Even carefully, I don't think you go down a hill on an icy roard safely for you and other drivers.

    Just as exemple in mountains you can have a dry road on one side when going up and black ice at the top when going down. Very dangerous with any winter tires, and with four seasons, I wish not be in the car.

    I can't wait to get some reviews in snow with good snow tires to see how the CT will handle in snow.

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    I am mostly with hdave on this one - typical Canadian neutrality
    I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada - nicknamed Winterpeg due it's ocassional -40C temps and snow and dubious title as coldest major city (over half a million) in the world! I have driven all kinds of cars and SUVs with and without snow tires. Snow tires really help you stop quciker no doubt about that. And all kinds of factors come into play but even with my cars/SUVs without snow tires I can stop 99% of the time without problems (by adjusting my driving habits). Now keep in mind we are on the flattest part of the praries there is so there are no hill (let alone mountain) issues. The thing I always worry about is someone that hasn't adjusted their habits rear ending me so I leave a good 6 feet at least in front of a car I am stopped behind and then watch my rear view mirror for some clown slidding at me - this way I can slowly roll forward if I see him running out of room.
    Now having said that, I am going to be buying snow tires for my CT for sure as I agree with the low rolling tire comment in that they probably perform worse in snow and ice than regular all seasons. I was looking at Michelen Xice but I see that they are low rolling resistence too so might go with the Blizzaks as I have had them before.

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