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    Default Do you drive your Mustang all year?

    I really like the 2016 Mustangs, wouldn't mind picking one up. Also tired of paying for two city stickers, plate stickers, and insurance on two vehicles. Is it really feasible to drive a Mustang with say Blizzak's through a Chicago/Midwest winter? Thoughts?
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    Short answer yes...

    Do you keep your cars a long time, or do you trade them in every few years. The bigger issue isn't can the car be driven during winter or through snow, but rather the damage road salt plus inability to wash the vehicle will cause. If you trade you will likely never have the car long enough for it to be a problem, if you keep them it may be a concern.
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    If I had space for both my kids car seats I would drive one year round without a doubt. Drove my lightning, marauder and many others in winter with a good set of tires it's not so bad. I would also say sensible driving goes a long way in winter with rwd cars.
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    Drive my '15 all year round! I wash it pretty frequently (almost once a week) during the winter to get the salt and stuff off the car. Before the winter comes, I always put a fresh coat of wax to give additional protection, and may also spray the undercarriage with some protective coating for this coming winter..assuming I don't get a beater
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    I don't, but I did when I was younger. I never used snow tires and I never had an issue except for maybe once or twice a year on a huge snowfall.

    One time I left work, could barely move in the streets, so I just pulled over at the next bar I saw and hung out and watched sports for a few hours. Later at night when the roads were better plowed and there was no traffic...I drove home.
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    I bought a Jeep for the winter. Best thing ever

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    I drove my last Mustang year round. I put some cheap snow tires on it in the winter and never had a problem. I drove home through downtown Chicago to the south suburbs during the epic snowmageddon storm in 2011. People were abandoning their cars on the Dan Ryan while I kept on chugging along without getting stuck. The correct tires for road conditions make a huge difference.

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    Snow tires > 4x4. @Pratt will educate you!
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    Nope, I have an AWD vehicle for winter, and the wife's car runs snow tires which make all the difference.
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