Being on my second winter with the G8, i think it's one of the best cars I've ever driven in the snow. I think the 50/50 split really helps the communication being chassis and driver. ESP off to get out of the deep stuff, then switched back on when cruising about town. It's when you need to do a sudden avoidance, that the ESP will do wonders.
I even went to my favourite parking lot this morning to have a little fun. Try it and you'll see why I think Stabilitrac is one of the best systems out there. It reigned the car in perfectly during some power slides. With it off, a few 360s were expected.
I'm also running Nokian WRs high performance all weather tires. Not quite dedicated snows, but still really good in these conditions.
The G8 is great in the winter and will always laugh in the face of the white stuff.
OGOC (Ontario G8 Owners Club)
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