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Well I will definitely be investing in snow tires next winter for my SE, we just got hit with 6 inches of the white s**t and these 16" conties just don't cut it for me. Haven't a drop of snow all winter until yesterday "EXACTLY WHEN I GOT MY CAR" :x, it's a bit of a learning curve going from a all wheel drive a/star to the fusion.

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I agree, I went from a Taurus toFusion, these Continental tires SUCK in snow. That old Taurus was liek a tank in snow, it took anything!
 

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x2 I was not overly impressed with these tires in 3-4" of snow. Not bad, but not good.
 

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the 17" Michelins are great in the snow, we had alot of snow here right after we got it
and it handled fine, it never broke or slid or anything. I wouldn't know about the 16's
but I do know that Couldn'tinental notracs are crap, I had a set on my Ranger, they looked
like the "tough" part, but they were worse than the 13" Sears Guardsman that I used to
buy for my old Chevette.
 

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If you're going to drive in snow it's really really worth getting winter tires. They make a huge difference ! The Québec governement is debating whether or not to make them obligatory during the winter months.
 

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I for one don't need an extra set of tires just to drive in snow, I have done it just fine
for 14 years, in rear wheel drive cars / trucks as well as front wheel drive, and the 17's
on the Fusion to me are just fine, I can even drive through puddles without even feeling
them or having the wheel jerked at all, at speeds.

I don't have anywhere to store an extra set of tires or the desire to fork over the extra
money for them. I just don't need them, never have.
 

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I run my stock Michelins in the snow, and Cooper Zeon 2XS Ultra High Performance summers for... summer. I wanted to get Dunlop M3 Sports, I believe they were, for winter but I ran outta cash.

For a serious winter tire, look at Bridgestone Blizzaks.
 

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What is the smallest size you get put on a fusion? 15 inches? 14 inches? i want to buy Rims to go on my car with winter trie on it, and keep my Mag wheel in my Garage for winter.
 

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I was hoping to hear the stock 17" Michelins would be ok in the snow. Glad to hear it. I didn't really want to get a set of wheels and snow tires (like I did with the SVT Contour I had) if I don't have too. I would think just driving sensibly in the snow should they should be ok. Hopefully. We get lots in New Hampshire... sometimes.
 

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I live in Michigan, and believe me the 17's are just fine, to me they handle very well all year.
 
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