My Daughter has a 2003 Focus ZTW. It's early days yet (only 3000 Km) but
it's a great little car. Lots of power for a small engine, and holds the
road like glue. We live in Ontario, Canada, and I was wondering if she will
have any problems in the snow. The tires are Pirellis, 205/ 50 R16's.
I would really appreciate any advice from focus owners.
My Opinion on previous post to Linda.
I own a Canadian Spec 2002 ZX5 and it came standard with 205/50/16. I have
installed steel 14" rims with a set of Goodyear Ultra Grips P185/70/14. The
important figure is the Overall Diameter which is 24" which is the OD for my
summer and winters. The narrower the tire the better it is in the snow.
They run great and you should not have any problems with clearance. I hope
this helps you out.
I live in North Bay where we got lots of snow last year.
My 03 ZTW with the Pirellis handles just fine in the snow and ice here in
NoDak (city driving). I was actually pleasantly surprised, as I expected
the fat wheels to be horrid. I do have all that fancy advance trac &
traction control & ABS stuff, but don't ever need it, as I just slow down a
bit and take off from starts a bit slower. Was going to buy snow tires, but
now I don't see the need.
You're probably right, but you should also remember that you haven't
experience real winter yet. Wait until you've tried driving through a
January blizzard, before you pass final judgment. (BTW, there WILL be a
Rob (Just north of you in Manitoba)
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