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Power is not the problem because you can easily control it with your right foot.
The bit you can't control is the width of your tyres and hence the contact area with the road (or snow to be more precise).
One of those examples where more is less
 

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My friend was trying to get the kids to school the other morning when a Land Rover Discovery when sliding past her car sideways, missing her by inches, then crashing through a wall. So sometimes even the best 4x4xfar can't cope, especially once on ice!!!
 

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QUOTE(wolfman310 @ 9 Jan 2010, 11:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>My next door neighbour has an old battered Nissan Micra, and he is flying around in this weather, never seen anything like it.

lol same here, dad has the newer shape ones as a second car, it's brilliant, whereas my ST and dads Primera is a pain in the snow the Micra goes anywhere on this snow, so chuck able too haha
 

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QUOTE(Trist @ 9 Jan 2010, 11:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>lol same here, dad has the newer shape ones as a second car, it's brilliant, whereas my ST and dads Primera is a pain in the snow the Micra goes anywhere on this snow, so chuck able too haha

LOL glad its not just me struggling in the snow, was beginning to feel a bit inadequete not being able to get up the slight incline in my road!!
 

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in this weather you are best off, when you know you will lose traction but still need to get going, turning the ESP off. I live half a mile down what is in essence a private road so it's still well caked in snow. I have to come off the main road at speed, slide all over the place and floor it, sure the wheels spin like a mofo but that's what it needs. If I hadn't turned the ESP off, I'd have never got up the hill.
 

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we've been using the mrs' mini in the snow - its great

my car is ab****ely useless and has been left on the drive for the last few days..


i dont remember my
being too bad though, maybe the snow and ice was never that bad while i had mine..
 

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Last couple of weeks has been only time i wish i had my old
Freelander. Mind you my Subaru was also useless in the snow. Four wheel drive dosnt stop you any quicker when your sliding on ice
 

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Tip for driving a FWD car uphill and driveway slopes - try reversing up as the weight shifts to the rear and the engine is over the driven wheels and gives it more grip


It works well for me
 
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