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post #1 of 5 Old 01-23-2017, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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EcoBoost in the winter

Well figured I would make a post explaining my experiences with my 2016 mustang ecoboost and driving it in the winter. Now while I wouldnt say the car is my first choice as a winter car I also cant say its horrible, in fact its really really good. Hear me out first, usually I drive a eagle talon that is AWD, a 2013 F150 4wd ( that I traded for the ecoboost ) , or a 93 mitsubishi evolution 1 that is awd. All of these vehicles were awesome winter vehicles except the truck, the truck was far to light in the rear and wanted to slide out everywhere even in 4wd needless to say it got annoying very quickly. sadly my other two vehicles are currently down for repairs/mods so driving them this winter was out of the question, so that is why I was forced to drive the ecoboost this winter.

upon getting the car the first thing I noticed was the car felt way more controllable then my truck, the tail didnt slide out as much and when ever it started to the advance trac system would put the car right back on track. That is a system I am glad ford has reworked and has got it working pretty **** good now as my truck had it and it was more dangerous then a safety feature. The next thing I soon began to appreciate was the snow mode, while I know it really limits throttle response it also seems to make the car more predictable and feels like its a little more on rails then a icy road. my final thing I have really liked is that the car handles extreme cold weather very very well, I am getting actual heat in the car in under 7 minutes at -35 degrees Celsius ..

All in all, if you actually know how to handle a performance car and know what real throttle control is, you wont have any issues driving this car in the winter. I am even still just on the stock tires and havent even got winters on it yet, but those may soon come just as an added precaution.
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-23-2017, 10:14 AM
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Glad to hear the Mustang Ecoboost is a capable winter vehicle. Doubt if I'll ever get a chance to test my wife's out in the slippery stuff, but you never know!

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I'm driving my 17 EB stick shift in eastern Canada with 19" Blizzak tires on all 4 corners. I didn't get the premium model so I don't have the snow/wet mode, but the traction control is doing all right. I have about a hundred pounds of ballast over the rear axle right now and I think I'd do better with another 50 or so. Keeping a light foot on the gas seems to be the key to staying on the road.

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I'm driving my 17 EB stick shift in eastern Canada with 19" Blizzak tires on all 4 corners. I didn't get the premium model so I don't have the snow/wet mode, but the traction control is doing all right. I have about a hundred pounds of ballast over the rear axle right now and I think I'd do better with another 50 or so. Keeping a light foot on the gas seems to be the key to staying on the road.
Oh nice I'm located in Alberta , I wish mine was a 6 speed but there were none around when I purchased the car. I really should have waited .
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Blizzak Tires, Nice.
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