Our friends to the east are notoriously bad drivers at any time of year. While i agree with the passing of the manditory snow tire law two points come to mind.I thought Ontario passed some sort of snow tire law, but apparently you're neighbors to the east are more sensible than you all.
I'd like to see a few members weigh in on this subject...I usually have the back seats out of my 2007 2WD manual LX, the first time I drove in snow the back end kept swinging back and forth a small amount, so I now install the back seats in the winter and carry a full size spare in addition to the space saver. That seems to provide enough weight to keep the back end planted.
I get in my car and drive it. You don't need any extra weight in the back, since the E's not a rear-drive car. Just drive intelligently and you should be fine, as a 2wd Element drives like pretty much every other front-drive car ever made.I'd like to see a few members weigh in on this subject...
I've driven high top conversion vans for 30 years, which are absolutely horrible in the winter. This is my first Element and my first front wheel drive vehicle. I always kept 2 of those 80lb tubes of sand in the back of the van. I have 4 new snow tires and the Element seems to do fine in what little snow we have had so far. Does the Element need some weight in the back? What do the rest of you do?