Other Mazda Miata Slides on Ice

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This is a dashcam video provided to me by a friend. A rear wheel drive Mazda Miata slides on snow and ice while trying to make a right turn, and ultimately aborts his attempt to turn.

 

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Chix Car, they do well on a track, suck in snow.
 

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That looks like such a hassle to deal with.
 

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Ha, know that all too well. Wife brought one up north and tried to use it in the snow. 6 speed manual with a limited slip rear - it was dubbed 'Sit & Spin" (for anyone who remember that toy). I tossed a couple sand bags in the back until she got a proper 4wd vehicle and the miata went to being a summer only ride.
 

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Chix Car, they do well on a track, suck in snow.
With the proper winter tires, Miatas do just awesome in the snow. They handle just as well as they do in the dry (albeit everything just happens at lower speeds) since nothing has changed - same weight distribution, same great suspension, same everything. The only thing that could possibly trip up a Miata in the snow is being high centered, something that is very unlikely on plowed roads.

That car just had crappy tires, that's all.
 

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