Following on from the Snow Socks thread...
Having bought the cockmobile as it was the best deal at the time, I am now hearing the doom-mongers' forecasts of a dreadful winter with a touch of trepidation.
So. The idea of buying a pair of steel wheels and getting them fitted with winter tyres, then lobbing them on the car for December - March sounds pretty good in theory.
BUT - does anyone actually have any real-world experience of this (rather than theoretical knowledge)? I realise this sounds rather cynical but I want to know how much difference this would actually make in practice, rather than in theory.
I don't expect to suddenly have Land Rover capability in the snow, but to put it bluntly times are hard and tyres are expensive, and forking out for a decent set of winter tyres and still getting stuck in half an inch of snow is definitely not going to fill my little world with joy.
So - real world experiences please?