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Old 17 June 2013, 16:03   #11
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My own is an Elegance. All the toys, rear view camera, sunroof, climate control, privacy glass, traction control, etc etc etc etc
Timing chain still went!

I've had two of these now. Great cars but heavy on diesel. In a 2lt Astra hire car and was getting just short of 55mpg today!!

Don't even ask what I was getting on the Mitzy.
But the Astra will not tow the same weight or have the same amount of traction on a slipway or beach.
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Old 17 June 2013, 16:08   #12
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Another vote for the A6 Quattro. Mine's an Avant, on the slip never gets anywhere near anything as disgusting as wheel spin
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Old 17 June 2013, 16:15   #13
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I have not got a towbar fitted to the A6 but I can confirm that the handling on slippy surfaces like ice and snow is stunning. She just holds on and goes. Braking is the usual disaster but she does recover a slide very well.
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Old 17 June 2013, 16:20   #14
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Well I had an S6 Quattro that was the dogz for towing .. but totally pish in the snow ... so I wouldnt imagine that it would be great on a slip, which is one place I never tried it.

I live on a hill (not Ben fooking Nevis) and usually left it at the bottom when the white stuff came down wide tyres and too much electrical wizzardry I'm afraid
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Old 17 June 2013, 17:25   #15
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Well I had an S6 Quattro that was the dogz for towing .. but totally pish in the snow ... so I wouldnt imagine that it would be great on a slip, which is one place I never tried it.

I live on a hill (not Ben fooking Nevis) and usually left it at the bottom when the white stuff came down wide tyres and too much electrical wizzardry I'm afraid
Wot you want is a 4wd Fiat Panda
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Wot you want is a 4wd Fiat Panda
Do they do them?
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Old 18 June 2013, 16:05   #17
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Do they do them?
They certainly used to, I don't know if they still do. They had a good reputation as snow vehicles, light, narrow track & narrow tyres.
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We've also got a very rare van in - it's a VW Caddy with the 4 motion 4wd system, probably not a perfect tow vehicle but you could put it through the business and get away with it! Linky
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Well I had an S6 Quattro that was the dogz for towing .. but totally pish in the snow ... so I wouldnt imagine that it would be great on a slip, which is one place I never tried it.

I live on a hill (not Ben fooking Nevis) and usually left it at the bottom when the white stuff came down wide tyres and too much electrical wizzardry I'm afraid
My mate bought a new RS6 estate a couple of years ago. It was useless on snow, mud etc. he sold it and bought a jeep grand Cherokee and an R8.
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