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2nd-gen Mazda 6 in the snow!
One word: Excellent!
Today was my first morning commute dealing with snow, anywhere from an inch coating on the highway, to 3-6" rutted, packed snow within my neighborhood. In all my years of driving just about any type of vehicle through any condition, I've never had as much inspired confidence behind the wheel as I did after driving my '10 6S GT. I had complete control of the car through slippery corners, without spinning or sliding. I was passing SUVs on the highway with no problem. Even changing lanes was effortless, and anyone that's driven on a snowy highway knows that the rutted, piled snow that builds up between the lanes and tire ruts can cause an instant slide. No problem here.
Granted, I had winter tires installed (Dunlop SP WinterSport M3s), but after having the same exact tire model on my '04, I still noticed a remarkable improvement. I always had to switch off the TCS on my '04 in ANY type of snowy driving, but I left the DSC on this morning, and I still had plenty of traction without ANY intervention from the DSC. I always thought my '04 (V6/MTX) was great in the snow, but it doesn't hold a candle to my '10 (V6/ATX).
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