Date: 06 Mar 2005 15:46:50 GMT From: "Onejob" <xnospamm> Subject: Re: 2004 9-3 aero bad in snow
Tex wrote: > I recently purchased a 2004 9-3 Aero...with the 17" wheels/pirellis. > This car, as is, stinks in the snow. This morning, I was embarrased > that it couldn't even get me up a small, somewhat snowy incline, at > low speed (as an AWD Volvo and an old Ford Escort zipped right past > me up the hill). The AWD clearly has the advantage but the Escort??? > > I realize snow tires would help, but would they markedly improve snow > weather performance? It's disastrous, as of right now in the snow. > > - tex I had to smile yesterday! A local news report here in the UK was reporting how disruptive and terrible our "big freeze" was i.e. 6 inches of snow over 3 days. Lughable in itself BUT then it showed a queue of stationary traffic with a not so stationary car heading for the rear of the queue, sliding out of control. It narrowly misses. No prizes for guessing what the car was. A 2004 9-3 Aero! The next morning, I left the Saab in the drive and took my Vectra instead! SP.