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For all of you 2nd-gen Intrepid owners who have had your car through a real winter (not the wimpy winters you folks down in the southern states get..hehehe), how does your car handle in the snow and slush? I'm not going to even ask about ice, because when it comes to ice, all bets are off.

I ask this because this is the first winter through which I'll have my new Intrepid. My old 95 Intrepid 3.3L was great in the snow and slush, thanks largely to the nice weight distribution between all 4 wheels (or maybe I just know how to drive in the winter, unlike some people). Is this also true of the 2nd-gen Intrepids??
 

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I have found it to be very good in the snow and slush. I don't have traction control, so as you say, you do have to know how to drive in snow.

Its been through a Michigan winter and I was impressed at its abilities.

Its no Jeep, but driven prudently, its good in snow.

I hate salt though!!! yuck!
 

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this car can handle pretty much all weather conditions.
 

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It handles really well I must admit. I suggest not gunning it from a dead stop or around corners (especially if you have a R/T). :) Also the auto-stick comes in VERY handle in the winter.
 

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Here in the seattle area we don't see a whole lot of snow and not a lot of people know how to drive in it here... sometimes we get a good few inches to a foot in the lowlands and for a day or few there's constant driving on snow, slush, and ice. Last winter, my first winter with my intrepid, we got 5 inches (I know that's nothing compared to you people in the northeast) but either way, it handled great on the compact snow on the highway without traction control and normal all-weather tires. Even though we don't get much snow here in the lowlands, we have mountain passes just miles away and taking it over them was a breeze even after fresh snowstorms.
 

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Thanks, everyone, for your input. I kinda had a feeling that my new Intrepid would handle as good if not better than my old one. I just wanted to hear some first-hand experience from other owners. :)
 

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I picked up my 2K R/T in December. We had a pretty easy winter here in NJ, but we did get a couple of footers. No problems at all. I remember a couple of icy spots that I was worried about, but the car didn't even blink. There is at least one nice thing about front wheel drive, and all that weight..

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This will be the first winter that I have had a passenger car since '96 when I purchased a jeep. While I had the Jeep, the winters were rather lite on snow. Now that I have the Intrepid, it will snow every other day.
 

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I dunno about snow, but it handles ok in sand, as long as it's not too powdery :D
 

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No, Tom, the 2nd generation Intrepid is not the same as a 1st gen. It's a whole new design. Some minor components, like the turn signal lever, etc. are the same, but basically it's a totally re-engineered car.
 
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