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I hope this is not a duplicate post, the original was sent in sometime ago and does not appear yet.
I have a great deal on a new 2007 CTS but have read reviews that they are terrible in the snow. Living in PA. I do some driving in the snow and would not want to be disappointed in the vehicle. Does anyone have experience driving a CTS in the snow, or any comments.
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The CTS is not so great in the snow with the all-weather Goodyears (I have the 16" wheels as part of the luxury package), but with 4 wheel snow tires, it's not bad at all. The total cost for a set of wheels and tires should not cost more than $600-700 including the installation. Any car won't be great in snow (including FWD/ 4WD) unless you have the right tires (snow tires in this case). Don't let the snow issue stop you from buying.
 

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Would it be worth the extra $$$ and wait for the 2008. Some reviewers hate the new design.
 

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I went through an Allentown winter where plowing does not exist (they are terrible at keeping the streets clean) I used my 07 cts very easily in the snow, just don't drive it like a race car and you'll be ok. its a very good snow car for a RWD. Put snow tires on and you'll be in great shape.
 

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With a decent set of winter tires, you'll do just fine. It'll plow with the best of 'em. With all-season tires, it's still not bad. We plowed through all kinds of snow in upper Iowa this past January with no real problems - were running Michelin HydroEdge at the time. Not a particulary great snow tire, but it's what was on the car at the time. :)

Personally, I prefer rear-wheel drive regardless of road conditions.:thumbsup:
 

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Although I own a 2003 CTS, I think the 2007 is essentially the same car. I made it through a western PA and Cleveland winter. I did get stuck after getting plowed a couple of times but was able to free myself with some effort. I currently don't own snow tires but am considering at least a set for the rear. All in all the roads are kept reasonably clean. Blizzaks are a great tire but wear rather poorly on dry pavemaent so I guess it depends on your driving habits and environment. I drive on the Ohio and PA toll roads which are usually dry.
 

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I hope this is not a duplicate post, the original was sent in sometime ago and does not appear yet.
I have a great deal on a new 2007 CTS but have read reviews that they are terrible in the snow. Living in PA. I do some driving in the snow and would not want to be disappointed in the vehicle. Does anyone have experience driving a CTS in the snow, or any comments.
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I just bought an '07 CTS this past February and I was a little concerned about how it handled in the snow. There were several snow storms after I got it and it handled very well. It was just as good as some front wheel drive cars that I owned. It's a heavy car for its size, so you get some very good traction in the snow. And there are some CTS models that have a limited slip differential that will turn the drive wheel that has better grip on the road.

The only thing that I noticed is if you are in fairly deep snow, you must turn off the traction control. I found that out when I was backing out of my driveway. When I hit the deeper snow in the middle of the street, the wheels just stopped spinning due to the traction control. I turned it off and it pulled out perfectly. Once I got going with regular driving, I turned it back on.

To summarize, I was very surprised and very happy with the way my car handled in snow and ice. I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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I had an 04 CTS and drove it for it's first year as my primary DD in Michigan with a set of winter tires and wheels. On unpaved, drifted roads, there was some tough slogging, but I never got stuck. Just remember to turn off traction control.
 

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I've posted this maybe a billion times but...

When I first got my CTS in 2004, I drove it through the whole winter (I live in Canada) with the stock all-season Goodyear tires. NO PROBLEMS. I don't have Stabilitrak on the CTS either. It will fishtail, but who cares. Just don't panic and let it slide, control it.

I now have Dunlop M3 Wintersports on it. I have no idea how they are since I haven't used them yet. Had Goodyear Ultragirp GW3s on it last year. Those were great, but I upgraded the winter wheels to larger ones so I needed new tires.

I've driven my CTS-V through one winter with Blizzak LM22s. Those were solid. My car was like a tank... Never driving it again in snow though.
 

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Live in MI.
2005 CTS

First winter without winter tires was a problem in my subdivision. (I do know how to drive in snow, raised outside Buffalo NY) Snow above 6" was a major problem

Fix: I purchased 16" OEM wheels on ebay and put on Michelin Pilot winter tires - great winter driver.
 

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Lived in Michigan and now in NJ. Origional Goodyear RSA's were terrible and dealer swapped them out (not because of the poor snow handling) under warranty @ 20K miles. Now runing Michelin MX4's through 2 winters and no issues. Handle's fine. I just don't get stupid with it and use my "snowflake" button.
 
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