2005 Mountaineer RWD - How will it handle in the snow?

Asked by km77leo Feb 03, 2011 at 04:16 PM about the 2005 Mercury Mountaineer

Question type: General

I just purchased a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer and just realized that it is a rear wheel drive vehicle rather than front wheel drive as I was told at the dealership.  I live in the Pacific Northwest and we tend to get a lot of snow and now I am worried about how it will handle.  Can anyone give me feedback on this?

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Drive responsibly and it won't be an issue. Leave lots of room when braking, don't accelerate more than you need to. If I were counseling my wife I would take her to a snowy parking lot and show her how to control a slide. The biggest safety feature of a car is a responsible driver that knows how to control it.

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