Originally Posted by A Y
No one's doubting you did that in your car, but it's not unique to your car. Most cars with snow tires could do the same thing. You had bad braking because you were probably not using snow tires.
Having lived overseas in N Europe and experienced snow tires (not common in VA), I understand. Snow tires basically have more tread and are softer. I've had a car with snow tires, so I agree they are definitely better under braking. Would love to try my car with snow tires.
You'd have to drive it to understand. Raise the car to max height and the snow, its brilliant. Snow tires, SUV, knobby tired 4x4 are different animals. Its expected. The experience comes in when you know you have your perf Michelin's on and are gobbling up the snow in a 4 door sedan. Its context.
My wife drives an Allroad which is also impressive in the snow, actually even better than my car since it has a better ride height.