I took the wifes sorento for a quick drive the other day, almost slid through the second stop sign I hit. My car is light with snow tires, wifes is heavy with stock junk tires. Obviously tires plays a factor but I don't think being light is a bad thing, way less momentum to try and stop. At least that's my theory on ice. Oh and stock tires suck on ice. Most tires will suck unless they have a soft compound and lots of sipes, or studs. My stock dunlops were ok til I swapped them but no comparison to the cheapo snow tires I have.
The roads around my work have been pretty slushy lately with warmer temps(around 0C) I creep around corners and still have the stability control kick in making noises similar to bottoming out and scraping the entire bottom of the car. Took a few times to figure out wth that noise was. It is nice to not have the back end kick out into oncoming traffic on accident and looking like a goof.
Some experts will argue abs and stability control were created by satan, I don't find it too overwhelming on this car like I did on our prehistoric Armada. It will try to stop you from trying to pull a 180 by using the e-brake if you don't disable it first. So I hear.
Originally Posted by fred101
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 35.1 mpg (US) ... 14.9 km/L ... 6.7 L/100 km ... 42.1 mpg (Imp)