...true, but unlikely: our previous SX4 and current Aygo never let us down (MR2 now spends winters in the garage)- although I'll be sure to have some 'humble pie' in the freezer just in case!The only problem with a 2 wd car that looks like a 4wd car is the embarrassment if it gets stuck in the snow .
Ahem....if you live in the county side in a hilly area, Yes .have you seen youtube about winter tyres using a 4 wheel drive car first with summer tyres then a 2 wheel drive version of the same car with winter tyres trying to drive up a sky slope . the 4 wheel drive on summer tyres did not get up as far as the 2 wheel drive on winters tyres,
The extra ground clearance of a Stepway or Duster should prove to be an advantage in snowy conditions.
Elsewhere on the forum there is a discussion, along with a demonstration video, that in fact a 2wd car fitted with winter tyres is likely to perform better than a 4wd car without.
EDIT: found the vid
Always found the quickest way to clear foggy windows was to switch the air con on, clears the windows but you don't half need your gloves and thermals.never mind if it clears the windows, does it heat the cabin up. Hate cars you get into and are like a freezer and heater can only warm them up to being a fridge, like cabin to be roasty toasty when its cold. (and clear windows)
...agreed: so I'm looking forward to seeing how my non-aircon Ambience-spec Duster copes with winter cold starts...maybe full power fan + full heat all directed to the screen for a couple of minutes will do the trick, while I snuggle into my extra layers!Always found the quickest way to clear foggy windows was to switch the air con on, clears the windows but you don't half need your gloves and thermals.
I would beg to differ on that (mainly on their performance). Driven the four wheel drive duster with M+S tyres although ok ish for general situations they just don't perform same as snow tyres, the compound is different and so is the tread pattern. Last snow we had I was travelling slowly and applied the brakes a little too hard, the car slid for a good few yards and on a bend it just went straight regardless of trying to steer out of it resulting in no control,, and at a junction that could make all the difference. Being able to stop effectively (especially coming down hill) is as important as grip for forward movement.tyres on dusters are generally continental M+S tyres, MUD & SNOW an all season winter tyre.
Many european countries its law to have "winter tyres" on the car from oct to march and M+S
tyres are accepted as a "winter tyre"