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How well do these cars take to some 2-6" snowfall? Gonna be my second car, the one that gets to and from work so I am a lil worried. I imagine not to well, but thought I would ask. Will the addition of snow tires help, or is it still a lost cause?:eek:
 

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dude bro pic this **** up
 

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I drove my Miata one winter in western Michigan. They get a lot of snow there.

Some advice for you:

Don't touch the rear window on the softtop, especially if the window is plastic. It will crack.

Matched snow tires work great. My car had a VLSD, it was marginally helpful.

If you have an NA, leave the headlights up. Ice can seal them and prevent them from lifting.

Most importantly, WASH THE CAR EVERY WEEK. Flush out the drains for the top that drain into the rockers. Salt in there WILL cause rust.

For the trouble, I would really recommend cheap salt ride, like an Escort or something for $500 or less. I bought my wife a '91 escort gt for her salt sled for $400 one year. I gave it a tune up from spare Miata parts we had, put cheap winter tires on spare Miata wheels and it was unstoppable in deep snow. Sold it before we moved out of the area for $600.
 

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Skip the prelude SH and get the base. I've heard the Atts differential system is kinda goofy and can be finicky.
 

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Smooth throttle inputs and second gear starts from a stop work well on a Miata in the winter. Don't drive like an idiot amd feel the conditions through the steering wheel. You will be OK.
 

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Get snow tires and you'll be fine. All-seasons are terrible in the snow.
 

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I'm gonna rock mine in the snow this winter :)

I've never driven in the snow with a RWD car with a LSD, this'll be fun
 

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We get decent snow storms here in Utah and this will be my second winter with the miata. From the experience last winter I would say miatas are not amazing snow machines, which is a no-brainer, but they are not worse than any other car I've driven in the winter (a couple of lowered E30s and a C4 corvette). A good set of snow tires and simply knowing the limits of the car in different conditions are IMO the most important parts of a successful winter. Oh, and not hooning around since those snow tires will wear out a bit quicker than all-seasons.

If you do plan on driving the miata, just make sure you plan plenty of time to get anywhere when it's snowing.
 

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this will be my 3rd year in the miata its not that bad go slow put to bags of salt in the trunk
or 3rd gear side ways thats how i do it lol
 

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Snow tires all around, a couple bags of salt in the trunk (great if you do happen to get stuck-throw a little under the tires) and I made it thru 3 winters in Pittsburgh. Just don't drive like an idiot and be even more aware of other drivers on the road since they will have a harder time seeing you.

 

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Drove mine last winter with high performance all seasons, the roads were solid ice here. Put one bag of gravel in the trunk and just drove. The best advice is stay slow and take it easy, go out late at night a few times when there is no one out and get used to the car,
 
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