When I lived in Michigan, I had steelies with blizzaks and it was perfect. I'd strongly advise doing that. Of course you can be careful and be fine with good all-seasons, but proper winter tires will let you really have some fun. Plus, you can offset the upfront cost knowing that in the long run it doesn't matter since you are prolonging your all-seasons. You just don't want to run blizzaks in the warm (above 60F or so) since they will get super greasyYeah I’ve heard the blizzaks are the way to go for winter tires. Thinking about getting some
The bumper is a big plastic shovel. I definitely have to watch out for those big frozen chunks that fall off vehicles as they drive. I will probably be more concerned once I get the front bumper crack repaired and pretty up the front end with some new paint, but since it is broken already........ less worried.guy from buffalo/rochester ny here.
bought my g8 brand new in 09. changed the all seasons to winter blizzaks and that thing was an absolute tank. I was getting through areas that suv's were having trouble. the car is 50/50 weight with good traction control logic.
all that said, the clearance is **** and the paint is ****. So i'd really recommend a beater if you can swing it. Your Australian made car really doesn't like the effect of the snow. But if that's not a concern, overall she handles really well with snow tires. never tried all seasons.