It is good fun isnt it, i do miss having a RWD carWith all the snow around and an empty road it would have been rude not to have a little play with the rear wheel drive BMW
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We have had quite deep snow for the last 4 days here, its getting deeper. Most of the roads have ice under the snow too, which is tricky. I almost got stuck in the works car park last night, as its a steep uphill drive to the main road, my car just wouldnt move. The main roads were just polished ice. Im not enjoying this weather much Plus ive got an extended commute every day this week, 90 mile round trip, not looking forward to the time that will take. Might be time to get winter tyres for the C5!CitroJim wrote:I feel cheated
No snow here at all Just perishingly cold. Not sure what it was first thing but the brass monkeys were shivering...
Glorious sunshine and blue skies now...
Good man! I was testing the MG out yesterday, seemed pretty good with its cheapo Sunny tyres, maybe they were melting the snow??DickieG wrote:
With all the snow around and an empty road it would have been rude not to have a little play with the rear wheel drive BMW .
So that kind of adds weight to my theory that in snow you can't beat light weight and skinny tyres It's what the 2CV and R4 had in common.Citroenmad wrote: I might pinch the C1 for this week, its much more secure on the road in snow. With winter tyres it would be virtually unstoppable!
That sounds incredibly selfish to meXantiaMan wrote: Our salt bin outside is already 90% used, a month back it was brimmed. The Audi driver down the road decided he would grit his whole drive and the round outside his house to make sure he wouldnt get stuck.
You say that and you should be OK with the ground clearance that a Transit offers but I recall having snow chains on my old E28 BMW 528i when I went skiing in Italy, the snow was so deep that even with chains the car became stuck due to it sitting on its belly on the deep snow and the wheels spinning as if they were up on axle standsXantiaMan wrote:I've ordered snow chains for the front of the Transit, no hope in hell i'm getting stuck with what is predicted next week!
I hear that! I believe the use of salt creates the smooth ice where previously the snow either melted then ran down the drains or froze as snow. The over-use of salt appears to immediately melt the snow into puddles of standing water which refreezes, across the whole of the road as the salt washes away, to create treacherous ice rinks.CitroJim wrote: How about they learn how to safely negotiate snow and ice in the old traditional manner? maybe it's less strain on their tiny brains to go and buy a ton of salt. Personally, I think we as a nation use far too much of it...