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Folks I have a question. Just moved to Michigan and will be buying a Porsche 911 but unsure of I have to have C4 to drive as a daily drive in Michigan snow?? Any advice or experience to share besides getting a set of snow tires.....or an outright dumb thing to do with Porsche and snow.

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Folks I have a question. Just moved to Michigan and will be buying a Porsche 911 but unsure of I have to have C4 to drive as a daily drive in Michigan snow?? Any advice or experience to share besides getting a set of snow tires.....or an outright dumb thing to do with Porsche and snow.

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Traction will always be an issue but most folks forget about the low clearance so any significant snowfall you'll turn into a snowplow.
 
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With the rear engine the C2's do fine in light to moderate snow with the correct tires. A C4 should fair even better in my opinion.
 
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The only thing that limits my C4S with snows is clearance.
 
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Go with the 4. Lots of snow and ice in Michigan and you can drive so much more spirited & with so much more confidence with 4 wheel drive. Big investment, don't risk it. Better choice all around IMO.
 
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I second and third the comments about clearance.
 
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Originally Posted by BSB911TT View Post
Go with the 4. Lots of snow and ice in Michigan and you can drive so much more spirited & with so much more confidence with 4 wheel drive. Big investment, don't risk it. Better choice all around IMO.
I agree! go with 4. I saw a car stuck on the bottom of the hill couldn't go up since his car was rear drive...
 
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Go with the 4. I live in OR (occasional snow) and live up a steep hill. Last year my wife daid the police closed our road because everyone kept sliding off the road. when I got there the police were gone so I decided to give it go. No issue what so ever. My car without snows went up the hill like it was nothing.
 
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Bought a C4S and never regretted since. The PTC is a technological wizard. On one snowy morning, exited a junction a little more spirited than I should and the PTC shifted the torque to where it mattered most and immediately regain directional control of car. Forever AWD............
 
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I like the performance of the C2 better, but in Michigan I'd go with the C4, with dedicated winter tires in winter.
 
 
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