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Old 03-26-2017, 09:05 PM
 
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I have a Subaru Crosstrek and with studded snow tires, it goes anywhere. Even my wife who had gotten every 4x4 we ever owned stuck on the ice somewhere cant seem to get the Crosstrek stuck.
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Thanks for the info! Went with a Dodge Durango since there is a dealer in Soldotna. Appreciate the help and opinions of everyone!
Good choice! There are a lot of those on the Kenai.
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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Yeah, as far as I know that Subie garage in anchor point is alive and kicking.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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Any of the vehicle brands and models mentioned will do fine with the right set of winter tires. Once you get here you will notice the same kinds of vehicles found in the lower-48. Trucks are very popular, but you will see a great number of FWD automobiles, and AWD SUVs along the Toyota, Ford, Chevy/GMC, and RAM trucks.

The Kendall dealers sell and service Audi, Mazda, Volkswagen, Lexus, Kia, Porsche, Ford, Toyota, Subaru, and Honda vehicles. There are Nisan shops, at least in the Interior. There should be several Nisan dealers in the Kenai Peninsula according to a Google search I did.

During the winter I drive the following vehicles: A 2012 Toyota Corolla that wears a set of Blizzak tires, and does quite well on ice; and sometimes I drive a Silverado 4x4. My wife drives a Toyota Rav4 V6 that has a set of Blizzak tires. During the summer the Corolla and Rav 4 wear regular all-season tires, while the Silverado keeps the same tires yearlong.
I second RayinAK re: Blizzaks.

I don't live in Alaska, but I have a heart for Alaskans as I have a few friends that live or have lived there over the years.

I live in N.D. and we often have terrible icy road conditions and lots of snow all winter long.

I have driven only Blizzak tires since I discovered them in 93. Everything from an Caprice Classic, a couple of honda accords to a Kia Sorento.....I will not buy any other winter tire. WE swap out for regular tires in April....and put our Blizzaks back on in October yearly.
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