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Old 26.06.2011, 23:01
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Pedal movement combined with breaks, thats all
You could also try goodies like DTC and DSC which allegedly will wriggle you out of the trouble a tad smoother but right technique and dexterity are all you need my man. Unless of course it has been a winter day like memorable Wednesday of Dec last year when half of the country had been stuck in a powder fallen within couple of hours. Even 4x4's where stuck pretty badly - so I heard on the radio.
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Yeah, to sum it up driving technique doesnt substitute technology...

Trivial answer, it is like a Rally Cross, you cant, or you can...

When I see an X5 that cant climb a hill but I can with a RWD BMW i can only laugh LOL ...

Once again, learn to climb Pikes Peak, AWD enthusiasts.

Or go to Poland to climb some mountains...
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Re: 4x4 car is really must in Switzerland?

Thanks for all your comments....as the car is for the wife it seems she might be getting some extra driving lessons as well as the car
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Woman taking extra lessons = more safe roads

She drive a SUV = quick hide! (with no exp)
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Re: 4x4 car is really must in Switzerland?

She used to have a 4x4 in Ireland and coped petty well with the poor roads in Ireland particulary in the snow, but Basel might be a little different. Lessons seem like a good plan to me
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Thanks for all your comments....as the car is for the wife it seems she might be getting some extra driving lessons as well as the car
Standard driving technique should do and as your wife goes along she will figure out how to adapt to the road conditions and traffic rules e.g. narrow roads all over with plenty of detours due to road works and construction, courtesy to stop at the pedestrian pass to let them cross ( in SA = another pedestrian casualty) and mountains winding roads. Should you decide to get 4x4 there are courses in driving in the snow. I saw one of these somewhere leafing thru leaflets advertising X1. Anyway, from my experience back in RSA, the 4x4 trails used to be fun to tackle. I took few courses back then. Here it is just probably to make a buck from you as all those driving lessons for expats prior converting the license which is sheer mode to feed the system.
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