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Real Winter Experiences?

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Anyone have any real winter experiences with the VW EOS? (especially in Ottawa)

I hear comments about buying winter tires but no real comments about how EOS does in the snow.

With winter coming in, I'm on the fence on what to do. We just picked up a Jetta as our second vehicle so we do have a fall-back but two drivers with one car isn't a good fit.

Did anyone have their EOS out in any of the winter storms last year?
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Thanks - I did read that - but it de-generated into a conversation of "don't eat yellow snow" :)

And it sounded like there was a real discrepancy between what tires people had.

That's why I'm interested. We're not in snow yet - but after having a Mustang (no snow tires) out in the snow, I'm just trying to figure out the right approach.

Interesting thread for sure.
On your point about the pedal (in the previous post), the 2009 EOS with the VIS actually has a nice (or annoying) warning when you have winter tires to warn you if you go over 100km.

Of course, that doesn't help you when you're starting from a red light. :)
Thanks Graham...we're definitely thinking winter tires - as most people in Ottawa and other colder climates do - but if the car doesn't handle winter well even with them, then it might not be worth it.
Thanks - Beaut. Definitely does help - we have the 17 inch and will be booking in with the dealer soon

Thanks again
We bought a package ($$$) from ByTek here in Ottawa with alloys and Toya tires. So far, they are working out really well.

Our only problem now is that our fuel flap has broken - and without a way of getting gas, well, I suppose that's one way of ensuring she doesn't get driven in the winter.
There is certainly a concern with freezing. When the door is unlocked, it attempts to lower the window slightly, so if there is freezing, then there will be a problem.

I personally have not had the problem with my 2009 throughout the past winters here in Ottawa. However, it would be a good idea to keep some anti-freeze for locks handy or keep a de-ice tool in the trunk.
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