How many winter drivers

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  1. Sigma6

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    I’ve DD a mustang years ago, did it with 7 years with. 3-4x washes weekly throughout the winters. It took its toll regardless. Maybe other parts of the US don’t have as harsh as road salt compound as Minnesota / Illinois has but I shutter at the fact of seeing pony cars, sport cars, and upper luxury cars on the round in the dead of winter.
     
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    There is a slight chance I could drive in the snow. Since I was born in 1984 we have had snow touch the ground twice I believe in the winter. Could happen again.
     
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    This is my only car so yeah, I'll be driving it this winter. I'll have to get some winter tires pretty soon.
     
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    #79 ihasnostang, Oct 24, 2019
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    fk no i dont trust the other people. ill drive my $3k saturn
     
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    When you consider that a base GT costs ~1/2 of a nice F-150 pickup, it's a lot cheaper to drive a Mustang through the winter than to buy a pickup for that job.

    I get the argument of not "wrecking" the car if it's more expensive than your alternative transportation, but if they are similar in cost or the Mustang is cheaper, it doesn't make sense to me.
     
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    I hate you :cwl:

     
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    I drove mine last year during the Swedish winter.

    I have to much OCD to do it again :D
     
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    Got mine Krown rust proofed today. Had the dealer do rust proofing when I bought the car but who knows how good that stuff is.

    Had Krown drill the holes in the doors so they could pump that stuff in. I had 2 Subaru Tribeca AWD SUVs with all seasons and the Mustang with Yoko IceGuards is much better in the snow than the Subies with all-seasons

    Hoping to get my own house when I'm officially single again. Will get a beater at that point and let the Mustang sleep during the winter months
     
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    Looks like my winter beater may have taken a turn for the worst, thanks to someone else... how well does rust proofing work? I want to keep this car for a while. I could probably buy another beater for the same price as a set of snow tires and rims, but now I'm thinking about how fun the Mustang would be. I also am not completely opposed to being able to use the car kept in the garage, and not the car that's iced over every morning.
     
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    @Hack, Not really sure why you’re replying that to my post? I didn’t really say anything of what you’re speaking to :) I just spoke of salt. To which I say it’ll get you regardless if you have a car or truck.
     
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    You didn't say what your alternate transportation was, which is why I phrased it the way I did. Some people buy fairly expensive second vehicles to "save" their Mustangs. That's all I was commenting on. Not necessarily what you do at all.
     
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    Again not sure why with what I said I’d have to say what my alternative vehicle is? It doesn’t matter, my point was that if you’ve got a 30k plus sports car or any expensive car, it really beats up the body @Hack :). Nothing wrong with having a winter beater. I use an SUV. Cheers.
     
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    I mounted my winter wheels today :) 20191027_125500_HDR.jpg
     
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    Mounted mine too. The 18s do well in the snow. IMG_20191026_121708320.jpg
     
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    How is the body holding up with all the salt and brine tossed on the roads? I only visit Chicago recreationally, so maybe it's not as bad, but that stuff is used without prejudice in the suburbs.

    I'm torn between fixing my winter beater or buying a set of snow tires/rims for the mustang. Both will run me about the same price.
     
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