I live in Massachusetts, I just bought a Ridgeline AWD Sport Model. My question is should I buy snow tires?
It only takes that one time when you have to be out. Braking and turning won't are greatly improved with snows. I go from Albany to Boston a lot shuttling my daughter to college there. Last year the snows made all the difference during the blizzard. This year I've been fortunate to avoid storms so far so I use my Accord if possible.
I would say, since you live in MA, a dedicated set of snow tires is always the best option for winter. It makes for extra expense and extra inconvenience having to change them annually. The choice is yours.
Here's what I see:While even a few years ago, the FWD bias of AWD was true. The Ridgeline breaks from the mold in the G2 series, and the fact is it doesn’t actually default to FWD anymore. The wheel power is constantly being analyzed 500 times a second, and power allocated.
On the Ridgeline, you never actually know where the power is going, and just trusting in the computer.
It works for me, as I am a few weeks in to a new (to me) Ridgeline, and I have been trying to break traction, and so far haven’t been able to.
I've found that it never facilitates inlaw relationships by playing the "I told you so" card. Perhaps in the future, you could stop being politically correct and say "phuck you and the tires you drove in on" and let him find his own way home.I asked my brother in law if it was worth it to be cheap on tires, he didn't say anything. But I have been telling him that for 20 years. Get winter tires and save your cars.