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Old 19 June 2013, 10:58   #21
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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.
They certainly do but not as cool as the original farmers' alpine Sisley. Allroad would be my A6 of choice since the A6 Avant is pretty well the perfect car.
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Old 19 June 2013, 11:05   #22
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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
What kg's can it tow, it might be time for me to have a change from the Nissans
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What kg's can it tow, it might be time for me to have a change from the Nissans
2500 I think, should be fine for a VM.

Better off with an XC70 IMHO.
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Audi did a lo ratio box option for the ALLROAD Avant. Very rare.
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2100kg for the current A6 Quattro Avant, 2500kg for the current A6 Allroad.

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2500 I think, should be fine for a VM.

Better off with an XC70 IMHO.
What?? Have you driven both....................

If buying new get the optional factory fitted tow bar, you would not believe the price for the after market item.
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what are peoples thoughts on the skoda yetti? they seem popular but never seen one on a slip. also people who complain that their 4wd cars are crap when braking in the snow have to remember that once youve pressed the clutch, you have no wheel drive! the trick is to keep your left foot planted on the floor whilst braking until the engine is about to stall - that way the engine stops the wheels locking. ive known a couple of people who have crashed landrovers then gone around telling people that they are crap in the snow! the last auto i drove in the snow was a hearse, so i didnt get to play too much with that!
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.....people who complain that their 4wd cars are crap when braking in the snow have to remember that once youve pressed the clutch, you have no wheel drive! the trick is to keep your left foot planted on the floor whilst braking until the engine is about to stall - that way the engine stops the wheels locking. ive known a couple of people who have crashed landrovers then gone around telling people that they are crap in the snow! the last auto i drove in the snow was a hearse, so i didnt get to play too much with that!
I've driven 4wds just about all my driving life, Slll swb LR, Discoverys & a HiLux. People buy a 4WD & think they are suddenly bomb proof. 4WDs are only good for keeping you moving, when it comes to stopping you're in the same boat as every bugger else, possibly worse due to the extra weight.
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I've driven 4wds just about all my driving life, Slll swb LR, Discoverys & a HiLux. People buy a 4WD & think they are suddenly bomb proof. 4WDs are only good for keeping you moving, when it comes to stopping you're in the same boat as every bugger else, possibly worse due to the extra weight.
Mostly agree. However, I used to have an old Mk1 Allroad which was quite good in the snow. Now got a new 4WD A6 estate which is nowhere near as good in the snow. The difference - tyres. General Grabbers on the Allroad, Pirelli things on the A6. In general I find that the tyres usually fitted to a 4WD vehicle are better than their road type equivalents in the white stuff - going forwards or sideways!
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Driving on snow is a real skill !! Currently running Goodrich mud terrains on the Landy & avon rangers on the ML, both great in fresh snow but completely useless on the hard packed stuff....
AWD, 4WD or front wheel drive with decent tread & not too much width are all ok but forget rear wheel drive if you're out in the snow !!!
To be fair most 4WD's get about but it's usually the driver that's the weak link.
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