What part of Long Island? Nassau is mostly flat except the north shore and some onramps. However, if you have to go up there or live in an area with hills, you should get snow tires. I lived on the island for the last 3 years. My RX350 did fine with all seasons. But that was mostly the AWD and driving very carefully knowing the truck wouldn't want to stop or turn. I wouldn't chance it with a 2wd car.
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