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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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Cobalt SS in Winter

I want a Cobalt SS however, I have a few questions first. I live in Maine on the border of Maine and Canada. We get lots of snow between November and March. I was just wondering how many of you use a Cobalt SS in the snow? Would it be decent in the snow with some snow tires? Does it have enough ground clearance to make it through driveways that may have 3-5 inches of snow? Also, there are moose accidents here once in a while. I would like a truck for the safety in a crash, is the Cobalt SS decent in crashes from what you have heard?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 09:39 PM
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Well Sir. I own one and They are pretty good cars in the snow if you put all season tires on them. I reccomend Falken tires. Others would Suggest Yokohama or Pirelli tires. Cobalt had pretty good crash ratings. But if you wanna know more I would suggest reading the consumer automotive report. Or you could find that out through other various sources.


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Well i'll tell you now i've owned both an SS/SC and a SS/TC and both do pretty good in snow with stock tires. As far as clearance they only have about 3 maybe 3.5 inches of clearance in the front. When it comes to crashes they are pretty good, I rolled my SS/SC and the passanger side held up fine, but the driver got fucked, I have pics but can't post them yet, i'll send them if you want
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All season tires are, at best, a compromise in all seasons...get real snow tires that are softer compound and have sipes to grip ice/snow...

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Ok, take the average height of the ruts during the winter months, if you miss the ruts and ice on the main avenues of travel then you can put the fascia or lip on the car. If you are scraping or are really close, do not add any body work as this will get ripped of in the winter.

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