Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ellwood City, PA
My Sol has only hit the snow once this year that really counts. We had a heavy wet snow one evening just as I was ready to leave to go home. In the less that two miles from my office to my house I experienced the fun of learning to drive a new car in the snow. The Sol handles fine in the snow even on turns except when I gave the car gas or backed off the gas. I was in second gear when the problem occurred. In both cases the rear end wanted to come out on the car. The next time I am in real snow I'll try third gear in lieu of second. I think the problem was the torque from being in second gear as compared to a higher gear. My Miata handled well in second, I'll just have to find the right combinaton for my Sosltice. The first time I get into snow for any good period of time, I'll post my findings.
First 1000 Order VIN # 000218 - Time Stamp 2:35:20
DEEP with Steel/Sand leather,
142,600+ miles on the odo and still goin' strong - My wife named my car "Nittany" after Penn State, my Alma Mater
Reborn at the factory at 57,100 miles
New water pump and timing chain at 104,181 miles
Exhaust cam solenoid valve at 121,000 miles
WPASC ( Western PA Area Solstice Club )
Founding Member #41
"Resting up after the Pgh. Vintage Grand Prix !"