Date: 08 Mar 2005 23:23:24 GMT From: "Onejob" <xnospamm> Subject: Re: 2004 9-3 aero bad in snow
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".