Akua wrote:I would like to comment on the slippery tires.
I have had my ffe since spring time, and the biggest problem I have faced is the tires so easily slipping when it is wet out. I live in Canada
and am getting nervous about how bad the tires will be slipping in winter. I would like to research what my options are? I think getting a serious
set of snow tires, or studded tires? I really don't know. I grew up driving a manual transmission ford ranger (single cab, 2 wheel drive, or as I called it
just a 1-wheel drive- because only one wheel powered the vehicle, and being that it was so light weight in the wet and snow it slipped EVERYWHERE)
I thought if I could drive that small truck in the snow I could drive anything, but it turns out I may be wrong.....
Well I guess Akua, if you live in Quebec or Ottawa, you have no choice. Isn't it the law, you have to use winter tires.
Five winters in Chicago, never stuck one time with the factory tires. That was commuting every single day into the city. Never even came close to a problem. That slippery feeling you have is the big torque at take off. The car sticks pretty well otherwise. (you're kind of setting yourself up for, this car slides around easily because of that weird take off).
On the other hand, buy some Blizzaks and steel wheels (although Tire Rack sells some outstanding alloy wheels for not a lot of money - guess you have to go with Canadian Tire). I wouldn't recommend in a million years Michelin Ice-X. I've had them both and the Michelins are horrible tires. I know, contrary to all the reviews you read. Experience is with a Mercedes E320 and a Ford Focus ICE that had those insanely expensive and wear out instantly summer tires (Titanium with the handling option). Blizzaks are the way to go.
2014 Platinum White FFE (Turning in mid Dec. 2016 25,000 miles)
2013 Ingot Silver FFE
2012 Titanium ICE Focus
2014 Tesla Model S 85