This is a Porsche story submitted by Jeff W. Guess there’s a reason you see Porsches parked in the lots of ski resorts.
One of my most memorable stories while riding in my friends Porsche 924 during college was not one of those ‘best’ moments but it was very memorable for me. We were driving home from night skiing on Mt. Hood and it was a cold night and ice was on the car so we knew it would be slippery on the roads.
We were about half way down the mountain and didn’t have any problems at all, but all of the sudden my friend said the car that just went by is spinning in circles as he saw headlights and taillights spinning in his rear view mirror. Then someone else going the other way also spun out so we stopped along with a couple other people heading down the mountain. Right when we got out of the car we both fell on our rear ends.
Someone immediately called emergency services and the fire truck got there to help them, then the ambulance arrived and slid into the fire truck. They were able to help the injured and get the accident cleaned up.
My point to the story is that even when other cars were having trouble on the ice, the 924 did great and had no traction problems. He was driving careful, but I think the balance of the car along with good tires was our saving grace.
That car handled well on wet or dry roads as well as icy roads.