2nd, no traction on 4 wheels still equals no traction, winter tires are needed for serious snow. If you are driving into the mountains, you might just need 4wd + winter tires. Then again, the Subaru might just let you get stuck deeper in the woods than a VW, lol.
Exactly. Strangely enough, stability control isn't standard on Canadian models.
Little known fact: ABS helps car control but it hasn't been shown to significantly reduce the number of accidents. This is because people follow too closely and ABS can't prevent that. Stability control does significantly reduce accidents because it takes what the driver wants to do and does it, overcoming driver skill or lack of.
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