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A Northern Snow Flurry

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by c220diesel, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. c220diesel

    c220diesel Active Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    Just wondered how the rest of the country coped with the recent snow fall

    The north-east has been a nightmare, as scenes on local news will testify

    my normal journey home a total of 16 miles normally takes between 40 and 50 minutes traffic prevailing:eek:

    Wednesday evening I left my place of work at 5.20 P.M and arrived home at
    10.45 P.M.:rolleyes:

    Wondered if anyone had the same problem

    Regards
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  2. Ricardo_e220

    Ricardo_e220 Senior Member

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    Yup I live in Newcastle, took my wife 3 hours to get from the kids nursery in Gateshead home last night.

    I've been to Preston and back today and the a66 tonight was horrific!

    A rwd e class, automatic and winter tyres does still not make a 'true' winter car IMO!
     
  3. Naraic

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    Last snow here (Belfast) was December 2010...thank God.
     
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    So true, i love my c class but as you say a rear wheel drive auto even with snow tyres is not ideal. Although i have found the C class to be less tale happy shall we say than the 5 series diesel I previously owned.

    Thanks for your reply by the way
     
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    We had snow in Horsham West Sussex ( near Gatwick airport) for about 5 mins !

    The SL was fine in it !

    Then again it was parked in the close that I live in
     
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    i had no real problems in my c220 cdi manual, with 'normal' (summer) tyres on. admittedly, i didnt need to go far, but its been fine. the traction control light has barely even flickered so far this year!
     
  7. Ricardo_e220

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    Mine was good today on the a66 to be fair not a murmur, but yesterday highlighted where the auto is a problem as it does its own thing and you have to brake to slow.

    I'm a big miles man so it's great cruising but stuff like this my wife's little a class with 7 year old summer michelins just bobs across anything:lol:
     
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    i think it was last year..me n kat took about a hour and a half for a journey that normally takes 10- 15 mins...and my poor old mum ended up walking home... bad night that night as a ambulance couldnt get up the hill either!! poor old man had heart attack i think :(


    PS the snow aint welcome down here again...last time it snowed we had no customers..... no customers = a very stressed out Paul ha ha
     
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    Hmmmm a nightmare you say? Just glad I don't live near Tver!
     
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    I've had winter tyres fitted and still found on Monday they aren't that great. Plenty of fun sideways action and wheel spin...LOL

    I'm driving down to York tomorrow but hear the weather is ok?
     
  11. Ricardo_e220

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    It's just wet here at the moment, grifters are out as temp is about 3c at the mo. it's next week that is forecast to drop and snow again so you'll be good
     
  12. Sue new MB owner!!

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    It's cold but no snow as yet... thank goodness!! (I hate snow ....I'm a warm weather bird!! lo!!) :D:lol:

    Not sure how my SLK 200 will handle in snow .... any advise welcome... just in case !! :(

    Cannot wait for summer :lol:
     
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    It won't, you will probably abandon it at the side of the road and walk home.:Oops:

    Russ
     
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    Sadly this probably the reality.
     
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    Winter tyres Sue? This is my first winter in the SL & I've had one journey out in the snow since changing my tyres. I climbed our hill & reversed into my drive no trouble where others revved & spun & retreated back down the hill. Hoping the rest of the winter will be as uneventful!
     
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    That's not what I wanted to hear!!! :neutral:

    Manchester calling praying for no snow!!!! :lol:
     
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    Not entirely sure which tyres are on it!! :Oops:

    so will pop into garage to get them checked... thanks!!
     
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    I really don't care if it snows anymore, with Vredestein winters I've never got stuck. :lol:

    Russ
     
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    Reminds me of a friend who laughed at me for wastign money on winter tyres because it still wheelspan and skidded on the snow "just like normal tyres"! They will give traction at takeoff and actually stop you when you wouldn't otherwise be able to but IME I never noticed nor relied upon any more lateral grip or stability above 5mph...but atleast i was doing 5mph and not stuck at the bottom of the hill as others were!
     
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    All this talk about snow. I drove to York and back yesterday. It took about 4hours 20mins. The same as it does in summer.

    Some winter eh!!!!
     

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