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Second Vehicle for Heavy Snow?

  • June 16, 2021 1:07 PM
    Reply # 10649582 on 9194724

    3-4ft means you'll need a plow on the front. There simply isn't enough legal clearance to drive with 2 1/2' of clearance on the road (5'+ tire diameter). All Teslas are heavy and have a low center of gravity, so they can plow through most spot situations and w/snow tires handle very well in unplowed conditions - especially the long range AWD (which is what I have). 

  • February 12, 2021 7:57 PM
    Reply # 10090327 on 9194724
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    To all Richard and Joe. I'm replying to both. Been driving owned and leased Jeeps since 97', and been in whiteout in Pa on rt 80, and trust me if you will , short of a full size 4wd pickup with weights in trunk, there is no finger more capable snow vehicle out there besides a Jeep. Grand cherokees, libertys, Commander alike, I would bet to get in deep snow and just play. That also includes 25+ years of driving to and from work without incidents. Pickups have their own set of issues that Jeeps don't have and vice a versa. Now that I'm retired, it sits in driveway waiting for the 2 times a year for 20' boat towing to ramp. Now I look forward to doing Snowdonuts with my P3D with Michelins Alpins. Its now my daily.. Good luck snow wheelin' and stay safe. End of rant. Enjoy..!!!

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  • August 28, 2020 9:56 AM
    Reply # 9195938 on 9194724

    My 2014 Model S has adjustable suspension and with full winter tires, it is a joy to drive in the snow.

  • August 27, 2020 4:25 PM
    Message # 9194724

    I will be moving to a more rural area in the Capital Region, and I'm concerned about having to drive through exceptionally deep snow, (like the 3-4 feet we got overnight in December last year,) as the roads may not get plowed quickly. My Model 3 handles winter weather really well, especially with winter tires, but I don't think it'd be able to handle something that extreme. Does anyone here have recommendations for configurations or specific vehicles that work well in deep snow? I'm open to trucks and I like Jeeps, but I'm concerned about Jeep reliability. Thank you!

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