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Re: Rear wheel drive in snow?

Driving in Ireland in snow is a mess compared to here, were you still there last winter?
I went for the 4 wheel drive option as I was worried, there was absolutely no need you should be perfectly fine with winter tyres as long as you do not try to take on some major passes in snow. Getting to most resorts is a breeze.

I am in Uetikon am See so close by and have never needed the extra protection around this area which I spent a lot extra on:-(


Since you are Irish, have you found any decent place around to watch the rugby?

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Thanks for the smugness! I'll be happy to reread your post, and why don't you reread my first post as well!




I labeled the car as the Skoda Superb 4X4 BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT IT'S OFFICIALLY CALLED BY THE MANUFACTURER! Just as Audi calls their AWD cars "Quattro", and VW calls it "4Motion". Skoda calls their 4X4! They even stick the badge to the back of the car.

Does that mean that I can race the Baja 1000 with it? NO! because it is only a AWD car, not a heavy duty 4X4! So you didn't need to give anyone a lesson in the difference. Yes the Yeti has a lock out function, that's because it's sold as an SUV.

think you need to take deep breaths as it appears you are easily agitated, i trust you are not allowed out to drive on your own, the stress might tip you over the edge and we wouldnt want that would we....
And its not nice to write in capitals, its a bit harder to read, please remember for next time dear chap
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I'm sorry LIB - but that is seriously bad advice. Winter tyres are the best way forward. EVO magazine demonstrated how effective they were last winter by testing a Jaguar XFR on a snow covered Beford track - the results were staggering.

Once the average temperature drops below 7c winter tyres are your best bet. All season tyres are a compromise - never really excelling in either season.

If you have never used winter tyres you'll be staggered by just how effective they are. My wife's uncle used his M5 throughout winter with no issues (on winter tyres) - including trips to snow covered ski resorts. In Arosa last year a Maserati was being driven around with winter tyres (no chains).
I certainly won't negate the fact, that winter tires are "totally awesome dude"..in the SNOW. However, the little snow that Swiss cities get will hardly affect your driving ability with regular tires. On the other hand..the real problem with traction on a wet slipper road is..(and I believe this hasn't been discussed as yet) that too many vehicles are overpowered and have wide tires. Therefore, you're more than likely to struggle with a little bit of snow. I kid you now, I drove an 84 Honda Accord from America's deep deep south up to Canada. The car had never seen snow before and certainly didn't have winter tires...but it never got stuck during the winter up there (well, except twice, when I received a boot). Reason being, it was highly underpowered and had narrow tiny tires. So there, drop the "too fast too furious" ride and get yourself a beater for the winter. They're quite affordable too.

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