Worst car you've ever driven in snow?
Comparing a Mini Cooper, Citroen ZX, Audi A3, Mondeo, MX-5, BMW 320, Peugeot 406 and various company Rovers the A3 was by far the worst. Diesel too, so no excuse.Posted 5 years ago
The ZX (1.9 TDi) was easily the best of that bunch followed by the Ford (2.0 140 diesel).
The MX-5 was definitely the funnest and not too bad once you realised that a) it would slide or power slide (your choice, but those were the choices) and b) just because its sliding didn’t mean you couldn’t make it go in the direction you wanted (admittedly often sideways, but is that really a problem?)
The BMW has winter tyres so that’s cheating, but still ok in 4″ of snow (with a gentle right foot)The Flying OxMember
Worst, in a “this is the end” fashion would be the current one. It’s RWD and fairly rapid, but I certainly wasn’t driving like a loon. Heading up to Aberdeen, bit of fog but nothing untoward, and then whiteout just past Montrose. Conditions changed from damp road to couple of inches of snow in about 200 metres. I was pottering along at about 45-50 mph, hit the snow, and then spent the next 1/4 mile snaking along the dual carriageway hoping the lorries and cars behind were going to be able to a) stop before they hit me, and b) pull me out of the verge once I came to a halt. Somehow managed to save it, parked up in the hard shoulder and sat it out.
I’ve got the train to Aberdeen ever since.Posted 5 years agomeesterbondMember
Porsche 911 – we’d had about half an inch of snow overnight so I thought I’d put the car in the garage, got about 10 foot down the driveway before the rear wheels started spinning. God knows what it would be like to actually drive on the road – it never got that far.Posted 5 years agosamuriMember
I reckon it’s 95% tyres and 5% car.
You missed out the driver. 😉
I reckon it’s about 50% the car, 20% the tyres and the rest comes down to the dickhead with his foot on the pedal.
Honestly. I see cars that would be good in small amounts of snow getting nowhere because the driver simply can’t work out that spinning the wheels faster and faster won’t make him go forwards.Posted 5 years agoCapt. KronosSubscriber
Worst would be my old Saab 9-3 HOT. Mad as a box of frogs, but with skirts in 2 foot deep snow it became very, very pointless! When it was going it just torque steered all over the shop (actually it did that in the dry too).
Sometimes I actually miss that car.
Best… probably the Vitara I had before the current Outlander. That was actually really quite capable.Posted 5 years ago
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