Yes the stock tires do suck. Last week here in upstate NY we had some rain at night and it was about 5° out. It iced up real fast on side roads and exits. The highways were alright but everyone was still taking caustion. I hooked onto an exit and like a dumbass stayed in the outer lane where it ices up all the time. I should of taken the inner lane that was not icy. By the time i went into the turn i realized it was all black ice and the scion just drifted completely around that turn at 45mph
. It stayed right in the lane but boy, i had no traction
. The car just drifted around that turn perfectly. I was cool but i dont ever wanna do that again. Black ice sucks. I had no time to react. By the time i saw the black ice at night i was already on it and into the turn. Thankfully my car didnt go off the road. It stayed right in the outter lane the entire turn (which was pretty long). Man was that scary yet cool. Well thankfully the TC's weight and good body roll saved the car. There's no stopping black ice no matter what car u drive. Be safe peeps. Pz
It really is all in the tires. Spend the money on good tires and the tC will reward you. It is an all around good handling front wheel drive car. There is room for improvement, but right off the lot the suspension is pretty decent.
*coughs* SNOW TIRES, seriously if you dont know enough to get your self some damn snow tires and poss a set of steel wheels for the winter time, just leave your car parked. save yourself some trouble and get snow tires.....the Tc has in no way tires ment for the snow... they are just 2 season tires.... summer and summer.......well best of luck with your hunt on information.....
upinsmoke, which stock tires are you talking about? because i've heard of some people still getting the potenza's and others getting the yoko's just curious as to which tires all these bad experiences are coming from, the stock potenza's or the stock yoko's.
as for me, i got the yoko's on mine, and because of the need of an alarm my winter tire plan kinda got pushed back. blumustangdude, the tires have been doin okay for me.. but then again i've also been taking it slow because i'm still getting used to how a fwd reacts and how to adjust to it. today i've gone through a few unshoveled chicago alleys and sidestreets, and other than shoveling the middle section of the road with the front bumper, it's been okay.