CLK 220 Any good with winter tyres???

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I am sorry that this might have come up before. But I would like info from CLK owners with actual experience with winter tyres. I am going to buy a CLK 220. It is for my wife and she is worried about the car in the snow. I have an E350 sport and I managed perfectly with winter tyres fitted. Is the CLK worse than other Mercs? If any one has experience with a CLK with winter tyres please tell me if they are ok or not? My wife has a Mini cooper at the moment and I do not want to put her to risk just because the CLK is a bargain price.
 

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I left a BMW X3 behind pulling away from traffic lights in 6" of snow, does that answer your question? And my wife drives mine all winter too.

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rf065 said:
I left a BMW X3 behind pulling away from traffic lights in 6" of snow, does that answer your question? And my wife drives mine all winter too.

Russ
Thanks Russ, I have seen a lot of negatives on other threads with comments from people who do not use winters with no positive direction. Your reply will do me thank you.
 

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Last year in the snow I drove my CLK with no major problems on summer tyres - Michelin primacy sport. Much better with the traction control switched off. I am sure it would have been better with winter tyres. The SLK was virtually unusable with the same size wheels/tyres. Interestingly our daughters mini on 17 inch wheels and summer tyres coped with everything with no problems at all.
 

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I drove my CLK last year with winter tyres with only one problem encountered.
Winter tyres do not compensate for driver stupidity so when I drove down a steep hill in 6" of snow to my parents house I really shouldn't have been surprised that I had to dig the car out at the bottom.
It felt really safe going down however...
 

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