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How does the 2001 Odyssey perform in snow conditions? We live in Denver and are considering purchasing a 2002 model but are torn between it and an AWD SUV. Also, does the Odyssey have traction control? What exactly does "traction control" do?

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With the OEM Michelins and the TCS, it does as well as our CRV. Provided you don't get into situations where you need to go up a steep hill in 6" of snow.
 

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Traction control works at low speeds, up to 18 MPH, I believe. Basically it helps you get started in slippery conditions, by applying the brake on a spinning tire, thereby transfering the power to the other side.
 

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a little loose with the supplied firestones going up hills (no/tcs 200lx). however, with my artic alpins, it can go anywhere.

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Odyssey is pretty fair in snow with TCS and stock Michelins. But for Colorado, I'd go with four separate snow tires. Makes it much more stable. Only shortcoming I can see is low ground clearance could cause you a problem going through deep stuff. I live in Connecticut and we had a rough winter by New England standards, but it does compare to Colorado. If you're gonna go through the mountains alot, I'd look into a good set of tire chains.
 

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oops. CT winters don't compare to CO winters.
My Ody did fine in CT. but would hesitate to take through Vale Pass in snow storm.
 

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Living in NE Ohio we get a fair amount of snow and we haven't had a problem. It's much better then the Explorer I used to drive.
 

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Living in Canada you'd imagine we get a lot. But where I live, not really that much except for one or two. Buffalo, NY gets more snow than we do. Anyway, my experience (no TCS) is if you put on 4 good snow tires, you'll be fine. Can you imagine if I had TCS like the Ody? The tires I use are Hakkapelita 1. They have aggressive treads & are pretty good on snow/snow packed roads but they will slip on solid/black ice. I guess any tire would.
 
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