Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 01:37:29 GMT
Subject: Re: 2004 9-3 aero bad in snow

On 3/8/2005 5:23 PM, Onejob wrote: > BIG SNIP > > That's a BLOODY great soap box you got there. And as for the term > IDIOT, realistcally, I think you're a bit of a twat myself. > > Look at it this way, if you're capable. In this part of the UK we will > have no more than 4 days in the year which there is ice or snow on the > road. 4 days in a whole year. Studs and chains are ILLEGAL. We are not > allowed to use them. So the only option is another set of tyres... for > 4 days. > > My car is a UK spec and cost 29,000 GPB (around 60,000 USD) and came > with summer tyres. I was not told that they were summer tyres. My other > car has always run fine on one set of tyres. Why should I even question > it? It's part of the car as supplied. Why the fuck should I spend out > another wad of money on fresh tryes for 4 days. Saab should put on all > seasons to get through the "typically uneventful" British winter. The > summer tyres should be put on cars sold in warmer climates. > > So don't label everyone who ventures out on those 4 days as idiots. If > we don't see snow, we don't think about it often. We don't have to plan > how we drive in it or even pay much attention to what type of tyres we > have. Simply speaking, the tyres I have ARE DANGEROUS in ice. We get > ice here, therefore the car is DANGEROUS for around 4 days in the year. > So: > > a) The car should not be allowed to be sold as it is with those tyres > as it is dangerous to drive in certain conditions that are not > considered extreme OR > > b) When the car is sold to a customer, he should be warned that "under > no circumstances should you take your new 60,000 dollar car in the ice > or snow because the tyres you have are shit.... sir". > If you don't know, then don't buy a performance car. Or leave the car at home on those days. If you bought a Corvette in Alaska would you expect it to come with snow tires? Or logic is lacking...

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