Originally Posted by missmiel
Nice to see another Vancouverite here. Did Rmd get a big dump? I'm guessing being so close to the water you didn't get too much. I'm out in tri-cities, so we got a good 6". Turning off the DSC will make a world of difference. A lot of times I'll turn it off in the rain too, the road is just too slick to have it on. Pretty useless function in Van IMO.
The stock tires are such crap, I definitely think you should invest in snowies. I got mine from National Tire Wholesale in Delta. $110 per tire, and something like $20 for installation. I think they will change your tires back to summers for free too (I was in shock at the cost of new tires & rims together so I didn't really pay attention to that haha)
The snow wasn't too bad, probably a thin layer on the main roads but I was having troubles driving my 3 in the snow. Had to go home and switch over to my Lexus RX350. It was quite bad I kept on seeing my traction control signal on my dashboard going on and off during that span. Hmm...now that you mention I recall slipping sometimes too in the rain. Guess it's time to try it with DSC off.
Yeah, I would invest in snow tires but I guess I will have to see how bad the snow gets first. Worst case scenario, I could just drive my RX350 around