My sister needs new tires to replace the stock Continentals on her 2000 Passat. She lives in DC and gets anywhere from a few inches to a foot of snow each year. She's got the 4motion thing and was wondering if Bridgestone RE950's would work better than average due to the 4motion. I really like that tire. My wife has them on her Jetta and I have a friend with them on his Miata. Everyone seems to like this tire. However, I keep reading bad reviews at Tirerack about poor snow handling, rough ride, etc....
Anyway, the other option is the Dunlop Sport A2's. However, they also receive a lot of negative reviews from anyone that's had them over a year.
The most important things to her are:
Safety (good handling wet and dry)
OK snow handling
The only issue I have is the snow handling. Does anyone have the 4motion with these tires? Is the car rendered useless with RE950's?
Thanks for any help!