Looking for a little more stability in the winter. A dedicated winter set is not an option financially (or practically). My biggest problem with the Vibe since becoming an owner has always been driving it in the show. Stuff most people can slush on through with their heavier cars I feel like I am about to die...lol I wanted to at least get steel rims this year but wasn't able to make that happen.
The car is just a lot more difficult to control and loses grip easier I guess.. I feel because it is just too light. I do have new tires I put on earlier in the year (Cooper touring CS5), the last time they were measured tread was 9mm or whatever the scale is.. One tire is slightly newer since a blowout I had when I hit debris and got a replacement on.
My mechanic suggested putting the weight behind the drive/passenger seat, as opposed to just in the back hatch area, as it would distribute the weight more evenly.
Does anyone care to comment on experience doing this? How much weight you tried, where you put it, etc. Are we talking 100 lbs, 200lb, or more to be effective?
2004 Base Automatic