PV1 wrote:Couldn't you buy the alloy wheels aftermarket to put on for summer, then switch back to the steel wheels for winter (if you have the US ES model)?
There are no 'aftermarket' alloy wheels available in 4.5 X 15 for the front . . . . apparently no steel wheels either, so it's Mitsubishi or nothing, at least for the fronts
You could buy a set of factory alloys from the dealer, but I'd be very surprised if a set of 4 could be had for less than $750
If I needed snow tires, I think I'd try just getting the rears and see how that works out. With regenerative braking coupled with the traction control, I think the car should be pretty driveable on slippery roads and of course we have ABS for friction braking as well