well, as far as a dd, it's actually pretty good for a dd. I drove mine as a dd for the longest. As far as winter driving, that all depends on the tires. The TT on them is terrible, you just have to be really slow when taking off on slushy or snowy streets, or you'll do nothing but spin and go no where. That's the only downside.
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Freaking awesome. What kind of a question is that?!
Personally I wouldn't take the dang thing out if there was a chance of snow to protect it from other people and environmental factors, but thats me! You would most likely smile every time you got in though!!!
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I DD mine and drove it through last winter on summer tires. There were a few times when I wouldn't drive it and had to find rides one way or another if the roads were too slushy or icy, but I drove it just fine 95% of the time. All depends on how you're driving it.
I also have heated water in my family's garage - so I'm still able to wash it every week or every other week. And touchless-automatic car washes will spray off the underside of your car as well.
They do fine in all conditions but the biggest thing is tires, winter tires definitely if you live in that climate. I drove my SS through ice storms here in NC, did fine on the ice roads with the summer tires as long as I paced myself and took my time. I got hung up on one road and that was because of the driver ahead of me going like 3mph up a hill, I had to stop and it took me 5 mins to get going again. I was hoping to come back up the guy ahead of me down the road so I could kick his car in for driving too slow and f*cking over 15+ people.