Yep I have that theory too, which is why I thought the C1 would be good, and it is, its great!CitroJim wrote: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!
The idea to get a set of winter tyres is becoming very compelling now. Especially if the trend is for harder winters.
I think ill be investing in some winter tyres for my car before long, with snow this early i would think its going to be a cold and snowy winter to come. Id rather get some smaller 15" C5 wheels to put on snow tyres. Because the 15" wheels are much narrower and also snow tyres are much cheaper. Otherwise its about £140-£160 per snow tyre, though they should prove their worth.
I agree about the salt, it does often make roads more slippery, especially if there is no snow on the roads. Though it does help prevent the roads from freezing, they do still freeze but at a colder temperature.
We have only used 3 cars since the snow arrived, so today I dug out (from under 6" of snow! - i measured it!) the Seat, C5 Estate and the 1007. My digital thermometer said the cars were -15 degrees! They all started apart from the Seat, which had been standing for a while and its battery had been slowed by the cold. A brief charge and it was running. Though getting them out of the rear drive was hard enough, traction control is next to useless too.
Ive just come in from about 25 mile drive, still only one lane on the dueal carriageways are totally free of snow, but all roads seem just on the point of freezing, its very very slippery. Most smaller roads are still very much snow covered and icy.
Mr Audi seems very selfish, obviously doesn't think about anyone else. Mind, your lucky to have a grit box, our road is always the last to clear from snow and there are no grit boxes for miles!
Ill post some pics in my blog later of our snow, its quite a bit more than you have there