KevinM said:I'm considering a job offer in Durham, NC. I'm not sure I will take it yet, but what do you guys do with your M5 in the winter? Drive it anyway? Snow tires? Forget about it and drive the SUV? Mine is a daily driver currently.
Thanks for the information! This is reassuring...not that I will decide about the job based on my M5!:biggrin: (I think!)Vossen10 said:I'm a student at Wake Forest University and if you're not familiar with Wake or NC it is in Winston-Salem, NC about an hour west of the Raleigh/Durham area. My M5 spends most of its time at my home in Atlanta though and I keep a 3 series here at school to drive. I've expereicned two winters up here so far and its my opinion that you wouldn't have trouble driving your M5 here in the winter. The winters are very mild and we dont receive much snow at all. In my experience there hasn't been a need to put winter tires on or anything like that. This year in Winston we didn't get but a dusting of snow. Raleigh had a freak, one day storm and got maybe 5ish inches (if I remember correctly), but it only lasted a day before it melted. I have been able to get everywhere I needed to go in my car with normal tires no matter what time of year. In NC, and the South in general, the scary part is not the weather... In this part of the world we don't know how to drive in snow since its only around for a few hours/days a year, so the problem is the drivers, not the weather.
CSBM5 said:Here comes the Charlotte//RTP fight. :1: I've lived in both places...much prefer Raleigh, especially if you don't like massive traffic.
I dont' want to hijack the thread, but I do just want to say I can see arguments for each city, depending on the type of person you are of course thats the main reason to argue for either in my mind. When I was in Raligh, what I saw didnt' impress me but i could see it be a good fit for others.(not a negitive intention there).CSBM5 said:1988-1992...but my wife is from there (my daughter was born there), so we visit all the time (i.e. last time was in March). Since 1992 both Charlotte and Raleigh look like different places -- that part is for sure.