View Full Version : STS V6 in snow

06-22-08, 10:56 PM
I am thining about purchasing a 2006 STS V6 AWD but really concerned about the snow. Is this a good car in the snow. I live in an area that it snows alot and I have a child so this is the number one thing I need to know. Please respond!

Thank you

06-23-08, 01:24 AM
I drive an '06 V8 AWD STS six months out of the year in Alaska. All you'll need is a set of Blizzaks and you'll be good to go anywhere. Anything better in snow has tracks on it instead of tires.

06-23-08, 04:17 AM
These are not good cars in the snow.

06-23-08, 08:43 AM
I have an 07 STS AWD and drives luck a truck in the snow! It moves great and handles very well!

Hope that helps!


06-23-08, 09:06 AM
Could you also say what state you are from since it doesn't snow in all states.

06-23-08, 10:33 AM
We just came through our second snowiest ever winter (7 feet in my town) and the STS4 V6 was fantastic. With snow-tires of course.

06-23-08, 11:05 AM
As mentioned in the above posts the STS4 v6 or v8 is great in the snow along with limited slip differential and traction control, however adding a set of good snow tires(Blizzak's) is icing on the cake.

06-23-08, 12:58 PM
Going to buy my V8 STS4 today. I hope it trucks through the snow like my Seville SLS does its a 98, I may just keep that around in case it gets really bad.

06-23-08, 01:27 PM
These are not good cars in the snow.


My guess is,,, your '05 STS is RWD not AWD - right? 'cause, to me, your statement makes No Sense at ALL ;)

06-23-08, 02:36 PM
RWD's suck in the snow but AWD's rock!

06-23-08, 06:17 PM
I live in Utah and my 2006 STS4 6cyl has been outstanding even with the stock tires. I havent noticed a drop off in winter driving and I was previously driving an Avalanche. What state are you in? There are a couple of good deals around here!

06-26-08, 07:26 AM
These are not good cars in the snow.

if you really think this then you need a hummer. The AWD cars handle the snow very well. I did not replace my tires this past winter and had no problems this past, very snowy, winter. Turn in on a snowy road and you may oversteer a bit, but when you get back on the gas the back end will snap back in line and if you like to powerslide in an empty parking lot the car is very controlable and you can hold it right on the edge of traction forever...not that I would ever do such a thing. :)