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Old 09-29-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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According to Popular Mechanics, the most popular model in Colorado is the Nissan X-Terra, based on registrations. However, since their research was model specific and not make specific, I'd venture a guess that nearly anything in the Subaru and/or Jeep lineups are the most popular as a manufacturer.
I think there is a lot truth in this statement.
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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You have a Jeep Wrangler? Keep it, you'll be fine. I think the official car of Colorado is a Subaru station wagon.
My Outback has never let me down.
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:37 PM
 
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thanks everyone!
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:15 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Just get good, really good tires for the jeep, it makes a huge difference As others have said, slow down, keep more distance between cars and drive smart. I had a jeep for years and it did very well, now I have an outback and it does even better.
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:39 AM
 
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You have a Jeep Wrangler? Keep it, you'll be fine. I think the official car of Colorado is a Subaru station wagon.
That's what I plan to buy when I move out (or if my Matrix croaks before then). I was envious of Subarus during Boston's winter last year. I want a small wagon and would buy a Honda Fit if I wasn't moving to CO in a few years. If my Matrix is still running, I might drive it to move to CO and then buy a Subaru Impreza or Crosstrek in Montrose at the end of the summer. I don't look to do off-road driving, just normal mountain road driving.

I do believe Subarus are the national car of north country. A house in Maine isn't complete without two or three partially dismantled Subarus in the front yard.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Funny thing about vehicles in Colorado, at least 90% of the cars out there are fine in the snow until they have to stop. The real problem with cars in the snow is that regardless of what you are driving you have to know how to drive in the snow and more specifically how slick it is and how far you need to stop your car, the heavier the vehicle the longer it will take to stop. Personally I drive about 30,000 miles a year and prefer to stick to front wheel drive cars.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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^ They are probably running all seasons instead of real snow tires.
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Clay Center, KS
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A La Ferrari or Aventador I would say a front wheel drive as well as your Jeep would be fine.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Honestly I would suggest a AWD SUV. I have a Mercedes ML 500.

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Old 09-30-2015, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Currently own a wrangler and am trying to decide if I'm going to need to sell it before coming out there. Don't want to, but also want something good for snow and the hills. Will be living anywhere from Fort Collins down to Denver. I think my jeep should be fine since it's a 4wd but ya never know! I have never driven in major snow...
Do you plan on driving through roads that are not plowed? If so an awd vehicle with additional ground clearance is key.

Otherwise anything with good snow tires will be great.

Literally....anything will be fine. But keep this in mind. My FWD Jetta with Bizzack snow tires will be safer and more controllable than an Awd Subaru with worn out all seasons.
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