I bought a 2WD Volkswagen Tiguan and fitted it with winter tyres for driving in snow.

Reading the comments by TP questioning your experience with winter tyres prompted me to send you my thoughts. Having owned a 4x4 Volkswagen Tiguan and feeling this would be the answer to snowy conditions, I quickly realised that it is far from the ultimate answer. It makes no difference to braking or cornering in snow and ice than a normal car. Hence my new Tiguan is a 2-wheel-drive and I have invested the price difference on a set of winter tyres. Having just experienced foot-deep snow and ice here in the South of France I am delighted with the results. This makes me feel that it was definitely the right decision.

Asked on 5 December 2012 by MH, Var, France

Answered by Honest John
Smart move. Very smart.
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