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#448134 - 03/08/18 06:09 AM Re: OT: NOR' EASTER ... [Re: sparky589]
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Had an interesting experience last night ... We own a 2011 BMW 328i Hardtop Convertible, which has a well deserved reputation for not being good to drive in snow ... My wife and I were attending a Lenten service at our Church and when we left home it was raining fairly hard ... the forecast called for 1 - 2 inches of snow overnight, so I figured it was fine to use the BMW as the Church is about 5 miles from home ... the Church service was barely 1 hour, but as we walked out we found that heavy snow had fallen and the flakes were so big and thick it looked like about 3 inches of snow on the ground ... As we traveled home the snow kept falling very heavily ... most of the ride was fine and fortunately a town plow was clearing the first hill I had to go up ... but when I came to where I had to turn into our development, he went straight ... the road into our development goes downhill quite a bit and then a sizeable uphill and obviously the town was taking care of main streets first ... I kept a steady pace going downhill and tried to maintain it on the uphill until the car started to slip ... another vehicle was coming behind me so I had to try to pull to the side and then I lost any traction I had ... I tried using the optional 'manual' shift in low gear but that did nothing ... fortunately, I was close to a side street that had an incline but not nearly as steep as the one I was on ... thinking about the fact that front wheel drive cars handle these conditions better than rear wheel - I believe it is the 'pulling rather than pushing' the vehicle that helps - I put the car in reverse, backed into the side street and drove in reverse until I got to level ground and could drive to our house ... I have to say that driving in reverse handled the snow better than driving forward ...
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#448135 - 03/08/18 06:32 AM Re: OT: NOR' EASTER ... [Re: tony mads usa]
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Tony wow....Mario Andretti would be proud of you lol....
glad your both safe & sound!!
Thats said Go Buy A Toyota Tundra 4X4 asap if I lived up where you are surprised


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#448136 - 03/08/18 06:54 AM Re: OT: NOR' EASTER ... [Re: Dnj]
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Thanks, Donny ... we have a Buick with front wheel drive that does great in the snow ... if I don't think that can handle it, I stay home ! ...
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#448137 - 03/08/18 07:13 AM Re: OT: NOR' EASTER ... [Re: tony mads usa]
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Originally Posted By tony mads usa
Thanks, Donny ... we have a Buick with front wheel drive that does great in the snow ... if I don't think that can handle it, I stay home ! ...


I got a 2018 Suburu Forester LTD All wheel drive that's great in snow....love it..
with optional traction control too.


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#448139 - 03/08/18 07:29 AM Re: OT: NOR' EASTER ... [Re: tony mads usa]
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Snow? Isn't that the white stuff that lightly coats the ground every few years? smile
We had it where I grew up but very rarely any more. Back home I always kept a four-wheel-drive vehicle of some sort for hunting and bad weather.
Glad you handled it so well T.!
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#448143 - 03/08/18 07:41 AM Re: OT: NOR' EASTER ... [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By Dnj
Tony wow....Mario Andretti would be proud of you lol....
glad your both safe & sound!!
Thats said Go Buy A Toyota Tundra 4X4 asap if I lived up where you are surprised


yeh, for about $60K
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#448157 - 03/08/18 09:54 AM Re: OT: NOR' EASTER ... [Re: DonM]
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I love the snow ... but a lightning bolt toppled my neighbors tree onto my house yesterday! Nothing to do with the snow. Geeze.


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#448310 - 03/10/18 01:50 PM Re: OT: NOR' EASTER ... [Re: tony mads usa]
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Our neighbor"s tree across from us came down... actually spit in half.... nailing her house and blocking off the street with the other half..
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#448385 - 03/12/18 05:44 AM Re: OT: NOR' EASTER ... [Re: Fran Carango]
tony mads usa Online   cool2
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Here we go again ... another 8 - 12 inches forecast for tomorrow ... frown
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#448387 - 03/12/18 06:59 AM Re: OT: NOR' EASTER ... [Re: tony mads usa]
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