Honda Civic EX 2006 winter behavior

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Ai Learning, Jan 22, 2007.

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    Ai Learning Guest

    Since winter started.. The car behave weirdly on cold weather and road
    condition. The handling of the car feels very unsecure, like a drifting
    feeling. When people rides with me, they also feel very unsecure. At
    first, I though it was the OEM tires, but today, buy some brand new winter
    tires on 15'' rims.. Still that same feeling.

    It's my fourth car, and used to driving in winter, and I never experienced
    such poor handling with a car..

    Is this normal with those 8th gen civic? Could it be a problem with my car?

    Ai Learning, Jan 22, 2007
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    Joe LaVigne Guest

    I have an 06 Si that is solid in the snow. No drift, handles like a
    champ. But the suspension is a bit different on the EX, so I am not sure.

    Being a small car, though, I would expect it to feel pretty solid in snow.
    Perhaps you should take it to the dealer, and take the service tech out
    for a ride to show him what you mean.
    Joe LaVigne, Jan 22, 2007
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    Jim Yanik Guest

    Maybe you need a full wheel alignment.
    My 94 Integra GSR wore out tires in only 20K miles(twice) due to bad
    alignment,it was like that right off the dealer's lot. Never hit any
    potholes or other road hazards,no accidents.
    (My last 2 Preludes had excellent tire wear in comparison.)
    Jim Yanik, Jan 23, 2007
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    motsco_ Guest


    Try a different tire gauge, and set them to 32 PSI COLD.

    motsco_, Jan 23, 2007
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