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Gt on Snow

I've been driving my 2005 GT as a daily driver for a few months now. This past weekend, in typical Indiana fashion, we went from 65 degrees and sunshine to 19 degrees and 6 inches of snow. I was out on the road and saw nothing but 4 wheel drive pickups braving the conditions. I was absolutely astonished at what a great all weather car I have. I honestly could tell very little difference between ice and snow covered roads and cleared roads.

The only downside is seeing the salt and slush on the car when I got back to the garage.
 
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What part of Indiana are you from? Iím in Northwest. I put mines up for the winter as I only have summer tires on her. Thought about doing some all seasons but really couldnít decide on a brand/model.
 

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Great to hear from you Guys, I grew up in Whiteland, I currently live in Miami. I drove my 2015 Continental GT V8 Convertible up for Thanksgiving last year. I will most likely drive up a couple of times this year.
 
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I live all the way down in Vincennes. Glad to hear I'm not the only Hoosier on here.
 
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I live all the way down in Vincennes. Glad to hear I'm not the only Hoosier on here.
Do you drive up to Zionsville Bentley to get work done or you have an Indy you rely on?
 
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I live in E. WA state, right against the N. Idaho boarder. Last evening I drove home from town on some crazy slick black ice/freezing fog... realizing the road conditions only after I stepped out of the vehicle once parked in my driveway... it was hands and knees going the 10ft. from the GT to the front door of my house. The vehicle was rock solid during the drive regardless of the summer tires... no clue it was that crazy slick. I made a note to myself in the future to not judge the road conditions by the feel of that vehicle.
 
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These heavy and all wheel drive torsen cars are great in the slick.

Btw, grew up in Marion, IN and lived in and around Indy for about 10yrs.

Remember going ring back and forth to W. Lafayette from Marion on 26 in the snow/ice in my trusty 944 turbo that was the first car I bought myself. Lots of scary 5 second slides at 60+ mph. Didn't say I was a smart kid, lol and spent many a day in traffic court in the small speed trap towns between Kokomo and Lafayette.


 

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Originally Posted by TeamJones1962 View Post

Do you drive up to Zionsville Bentley to get work done or you have an Indy you rely on?

Iíve only had the car for about 8,000 miles. So far the service has been done at an Indy in Evansville. They apparently have Bentley experience and so far seem knowledgeable and also fairly priced.
 
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Quick question for you guys - how do you manage washing your cars? I would imagine, with Indiana winter, salt, etc...? Do you use touchless wash, brushed, not to make any damage to paint?
I am in northeast OH, same situation.
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I take it to a hand wash business when I do get it washed, but I donít drive it in the winter so I donít have a problem with salt/slush. Just the dust thatís getting on it from sitting in the garage.
 
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I use a touchless machine wash and then hand wash and wax when the weather lets up.
This is my first winter here with it, so we will see how it goes. Of course, I'm worried about salt/slush. Not concerned enough to park it though.
 
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I run around the Alps with ďDunlop winter sports ďwinter tyres - never had any issues .Just jet wash the car at the local car wash station ,itís hot water btw .
 
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