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Old 07-05-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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I've lived in NH & VT my whole life and have most always had a front wheel drive car, usually with snow tires, as my primary winter vehicle. Unless you live up a particularly steep, dirt road you really don't "need' all wheel drive.

Is it nice to have? Of course. But it is, for most folks, not truly necessary.

Whatever you decide to do, get snow tires. Don't skip the snow tires even if you have AWD. AWD is to help you get going, to get you up a hill. Snow tires make a humongous difference in every aspect of winter driving because they help you steer and stop which is the most likely accident avoidance scenario you will encounter.

Other than that, just take it easy. Go slow in bad conditions, give yourself extra time to get places.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:22 AM
 
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I should add that AWD + Snow Tires gives you a pretty amazing winter vehicle.
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