A post on the forums prompted me to post this poll. For those in the snow belt: How do you find your G6 in the snow and on the ice? If discussing, please indicate what you're using for tires.
Thanks for the tidbit! I didn't know that.e2helper said:Also, if posting, mention the model you are driving since the Traction Control System is different between the "V6" and "GT" models.
"V6" uses enhanced traction control system which uses engine torque reduction/upshifting only. Similar to system used on Grand Am.
"GT" system can also activate brakes which more quickly limits wheel spin
i have another idea....when making up a 'poll', how about leaving it OPEN for 30 days to give everyone a chance to vote? even though i check the site nearly every day, today is the first i have seen this.sunrunner_pei said:Thanks for the tidbit! I didn't know that.
I couldn't hang, if my road gets an ice cube on it I'm calling in sick.After a heavier snow fall last winter, the OEM Conti's barely got the job done. The TC was ever so annoying that I ended up turning it off as TC can hamper forward mobility if the weather is bad enough. I drive throughout Central to Northern Ontario frequently throughout the year and when the temps are very cold (-40) the snow is a lot harder and the G6 can get through light snow fine on two lane roads. When the temps rise (-10) and the weather is bad, I park the G6 and drive the Durango (4x4) with BFG tires.
A lot of people don't have the patience to drive on snow covered roads, and once traffic starts to build up, they get all the more impatient. Or, it's the opposite, they're TOO cautious and do 20km/h on a clear road and start to brake a mile before their turn. This is when I prefer having my V8 over the V6. AWD traction definitely helps.
Some northern roads that get plowed, don't get plowed by trucks, but by motor graders, whose tires leave marks similar to driving over rumble strips for miles on end. The G6 feels as if it's going to fall apart after a couple miles of this, so again, when I know they'll be out and what roads will be open that I'll have to take, it's the Durango at the top of the list. The longer travel suspension allowed me to travel a touch faster over the grader tread marks on the snow covered roads.