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Old 07-08-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Nah! In MN, at least the Minneapolis area, it usually doesn't snow until Nov, and is done by April.
Maybe like North Dakota?
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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I think what makes Denver unique is that it can snow a couple feet in October but be in the 70s in November. Other places might not see snow as early as Denver but once it gets cold it rarely goes back up. When I was in Western NY once November rolled around that was it until April. At least here we can have a week in January when it's 60. And because it drier and sunnier the ground isn't a mushy mud swamp enabling us to golf year round!
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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So, back on the topic of the importance of owning a truck or suv in Denver.... it really boils down to what a person's driving requirements are. For most driving in this region, the consensus of many threads indicates the Subaru Outback with symmetrical all wheel drive is the preferred car, but most any good car/suv with front wheel drive or four wheel drive will do fine. Special requirements like towing or frequent deep mountain snow driving may alter the preferred choice or vehicle and/or tires. Many folks get around the city just fine with a simple family car.

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Old 07-08-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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You should really weigh your own personal pros and cons. When I first moved to Denver I had an Audi that was on its way out. The Quattro was great, but I needed a bit more. So I got a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder, which was a great purchase for me. I spent most weekends in the mountains with friends, so I needed cargo space and 4WD for the snow. If this wasn't the case I may have opted for an AWD car just so when it did snow significantly I was prepared.

Do you need a 4x4 in CO?? Maybe, you just need to know what you need it for, or else what other people suggested will be just fine.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Yeah it really depend on your needs. I have both a FWD small car and a subaru AWD with good traction control. Using all weather tires, there's definitely better snow handling with the subaru. If you don't mind taking it slowly with the FWD light weight car you shouldn't have an issue with most snow driving. The biggest issue for me is when I have to stop, sometimes it's really difficult to start again if you only have 2 tires trying to grip the snow (especially with kinda bald tires..).
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I think what makes Denver unique is that it can snow a couple feet in October but be in the 70s in November. Other places might not see snow as early as Denver but once it gets cold it rarely goes back up. When I was in Western NY once November rolled around that was it until April. At least here we can have a week in January when it's 60. And because it drier and sunnier the ground isn't a mushy mud swamp enabling us to golf year round!
Indian summer, I don't think is unique to Denver.
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