I think both of these really hit the issue on the head -- "need" is subjective and depends a lot on everyone's unique situation, and even though @whitex and I are both in the same region, we might have different needs. Do snow tires lower my risk of getting into a crash compared to all seasons...
Thanks for sharing this actual experience! Also great to hear that the P Zero Winters actually did well... there's almost no reviews of them online as of this date (surprising).
Also interesting that you used the staggered Aero setup. Some folks advocate for a square winter setup.
I know this has been said 517 times on this website, but big plug for folks to get ABRP and Plugshare apps and do simultaneous planning for their roadtrips. I also have the EA app which sometimes show different info than Plugshare.
Congrats and thank you for sharing the experience!!
Thanks. Tirerack didn't like the Turbo even if I select 20", but my local dealer was able to find OZ HyperXT 20" + P Zero Winters for about $4400 total (not including TPMS). Apparently they're not able to get the Elect right now.
Thanks all for your answers. Just to clarify, I'm not questioning the value or advantage of winters over all-seasons. My last several cars all had dedicated summer and winter sets for that exact reason.
The question stems more from the fact that 1. if the Taycan's ground clearance is low...
Picture for attention.
Serious question (yes I did a search), but wondering for those who live in snowy/icy places, have you / do you plan to drive your Taycan frequently through the winter? If so:
- Are you using the stock setup with all-season tires? If so, how are they on packed snow / ice...
Hope no one who's super #wokeculture gets offended, but this sounds like you're dumping Jane for Sarah. They're all gonna have pros and cons and an infatuation stage, and later on be an occasional nag once shinyness has gone away.
Seems like the answer is after a few years to go for Greta.
At least as of a few months ago (seems like the market changes daily), the smaller demand for the Turbo/Turbo-S resulted in larger % discounts from dealers on those compared to 4S/RWD. I pulled the trigger on a Turbo and due to the negotiations ended up not much different from a 4S.... in fact...