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Overnight, about 5 inches of wet snow fell here in central NC. I took the Bean out around 7:30 this morning. It went up-hill and down-hill. It stopped and started. It passed a 2wd pick-up truck that was struggling up a hill. It went over snow covered pavement, gravel and even grass. Nothing seemed to upset the Bean.

I am quite pleased with its performance in the snow. 4,000lbs, 4wd, and traction control create a very capable sled.

-fred
 

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I agree, the CT seems very stable. Last week we a couple of inches of the white stuff. On the way home from work I stoped on a back road and did a rather quick start expecting it to be a little squirley, but it it just accelerated in a nice strainght line.
 

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Everyone,

Overnight, about 5 inches of wet snow fell here in central NC. I took the Bean out around 7:30 this morning. It went up-hill and down-hill. It stopped and started. It passed a 2wd pick-up truck that was struggling up a hill. It went over snow covered pavement, gravel and even grass. Nothing seemed to upset the Bean.

I am quite pleased with its performance in the snow. 4,000lbs, 4wd, and traction control create a very capable sled.

-fred
LOL Fred, you do some off-roadin' too.....:D

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Everyone,

Overnight, about 5 inches of wet snow fell here in central NC. I took the Bean out around 7:30 this morning. It went up-hill and down-hill. It stopped and started. It passed a 2wd pick-up truck that was struggling up a hill. It went over snow covered pavement, gravel and even grass. Nothing seemed to upset the Bean.

I am quite pleased with its performance in the snow. 4,000lbs, 4wd, and traction control create a very capable sled.

-fred
well' my 4WD in california with no snow only rain but still love to have 4WD just for the kick of it may need one day who know.
 

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Took the CT out in the snow today. That thing sure does handle slippy roads well. Even when anti-lock braking kicked in during a stop, the CT remained straight and came to a stop with plenty of space to spare. I am impressed. My wifes previous card (2006 CR-V) handled well in the snow but I think the CT handles much better. Maybe it has something to do with the extra weight.
 

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Thanx, Fred. We have not had any real snow fall this year in KC to test the CT and I am hoping to keep it that way too.
 

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battled 20 inches here on Long Island, and after sopme light digging out, CT 4WD pulled right out, no problem. My brother in-laws RAV4 was spinning like crazy. CT was a champ.
 

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What is this snow thing you guys are talking about? It's cold here now, but highly unlikely that we'll be getting any of the white stuff this year. It's also going to be 74* here thursday, good shorts weather.
 

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We got over two feet (yes, FEET) of snow last Sun/Mon, and I was eager to see how my CT would handle it. After spending an hour just digging my way TO my car and another hour digging it out, I fired up the beast and put it in reverse. Well, I didn't go anywhere as my heart sank, listening to the whirr of my tires. So, I got out and cleared the snow away from behind the tires, and that did the trick! She pulled out like a champ. If I had had snow tires, I probably would've made it out on the first try.

One thing I did notice was the car-with-curves-behind-it icon (traction control?) flashing on and off. Is that normal? When I pushed the Off button, nothing happened.

All in all, I am satisfied with the 4WD performance. Deep snow will stop a lot of AWD/4WD vehicles, so I don't feel she did poorly at all. Mother Nature, bring it on!
 

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Thumbs up 4WD in the snow for me as well

I was visiting folks above Scranton, PA for a few days. Hard to tell how much snow actually fell because the winds were fierce for a day and a half. A couple of the gusts coming broadside almost pushed the car enough to slide at one point while I was going ~40 MPH!

I climbed a bunch of packed snow covered roads (even stopped and on a couple at the most severe incline and let it rip for fun) with zero slippage.
 

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One thing I did notice was the car-with-curves-behind-it icon (traction control?) flashing on and off. Is that normal? When I pushed the Off button, nothing happened.
Yeah, it's the vehicle stability assist. It will start blinking if it's activated. You can turn if off if you press and hold the switch until you hear a beep.
 

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When you've lost your mind, perhaps? Or when you want to pretend like you're on Top Gear. :p
A flip answer to a serious question. Thanks.

In sure the designers and engineers at Honda were in their right mind when they included the switch, so there must be a situation or two when you would use it. In deep snow, perhaps, when you might want wheel spin? Just a guess.
 

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A flip answer to a serious question. Thanks.

In sure the designers and engineers at Honda were in their right mind when they included the switch, so there must be a situation or two when you would use it. In deep snow, perhaps, when you might want wheel spin? Just a guess.
You would only turn it off if you are stuck. According to the manual if you are stuck taking the traction control offline might help. I guess because with the traction control on it doesn't give you full control of the engine or the brakes.
 

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I have been doing some work at The Canyons Resort in Park City, UT these past three weeks and have been very pleased with the stability of the CT both going "up the hill" (from Salt Lake City) and "going down". They were receiving anywhere from 3"-16" a day for part of my time up there and aside from having to "rock" the car a couple of times to get out of my parking space, the CT handled as well as my previous RX's and SRX with all-season tires. Just use the "go" peddle judiciously. I'm very pleased.
 

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Wow. Somebody needs to dig deep for a better sense of humor.
I understand you were trying to be funny, Ian, but I didn't think the main job of a moderator was to be a comedian. Make a joke, OK, but then provide some actual useful information. Did you think I was asking the question just to be funny? Or maybe I just don't understand Southern humor! :) (And what the heck is "Top Gear"?)
 

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I didn't realize that being a Moderator meant that I couldn't have a personality, either. If you expect me to always answer with facts and nothing else, you will be disappointed. My role here is to maintain the board, not be a fountain of knowledge. I will certainly share what I know, but I'm not a mentor, and I don't have all the answers.

And Top Gear is a UK television show. See: Top Gear. There is an American version of Top Gear now, but it stinks.
 
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