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    Re: Car Has Arrived ! Salt,,,,Tires,,,,, Help

    I'm quite puzzled by this whole discussion, not understanding why the americans see it as such a big problem to use a car in winter conditions with salty roads. As I said in my previous post, Sweden is a big p-car country (at least per capita) and a lot of owners drive them all year round and I've never heard about any problems with exceptional rusting due to salt (not on any other car make either).

    However, it just occurred to me what a colleague told me about his Land Rover, bought in NY and imported. A guy at a workshop had urged him to immediately rust protect the car since cars sold in the US do not receive the same kind of rust protection as european cars. If that's the case, it'll explain why I, in the first place never understood the big fuzz about the question.

    cheers! K

    Re: Car Has Arrived ! Salt,,,,Tires,,,,, Help

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    KG said:
    I'm quite puzzled by this whole discussion, not understanding why the Americans see it as such a big problem to use a car in winter conditions with salty roads. As I said in my previous post, Sweden is a big p-car country (at least per capita) and a lot of owners drive them all year round and I've never heard about any problems with exceptional rusting due to salt (not on any other car make either).

    However, it just occurred to me what a colleague told me about his Land Rover, bought in NY and imported. A guy at a workshop had urged him to immediately rust protect the car since cars sold in the US do not receive the same kind of rust protection as european cars. If that's the case, it'll explain why I, in the first place never understood the big fuzz about the question.

    cheers! K



    Same here....!!!
    It has never been an issue to drive with today's cars on our salty roads!!! It was 15 ou 20 years ago and still is with some real exotic cars, but not with todays Porsche.
    I am sure than over a period of 20 years, one can see clearly the difference between a car driven in winter and one not driven in winter, but over a period of 5 years, the difference should not bee that much ( I could be mistaking as I have not done a proper comparison) but, really, the salt over here is not an issue anymore IF you take good care of your car.... Not using it during the winter because one is worried about crashing it, or getting crashed in is more common... just my 2 cent

    Re: Car Has Arrived ! Salt,,,,Tires,,,,, Help

    ..but then again, maybe US roads do have MUCH more salt on them

    Re: Car Has Arrived ! Salt,,,,Tires,,,,, Help

    And I'm sure not as good of drivers, from my experience.

    That's the reason I would have reservations- many folks in the USA ( California at least) seem to forget how to drive in foul weather if it has been more than a few weeks since the last storm.

    Re: Car Has Arrived ! Salt,,,,Tires,,,,, Help

    Personal decision.

    But my own opinion is that for the price of the extra rims and winter tyres you could buy an older AWD Audi, put on some top snow tyres and have a killer snow machine that will be far superior to your Porsche in snow & ice conditions. For me, it is an easy decision.

    Stephen


    Re: Car Has Arrived ! Salt,,,,Tires,,,,, Help

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    FixedWing said:
    Personal decision.

    But my own opinion is that for the price of the extra rims and winter tyres you could buy an older AWD Audi, put on some top snow tyres and have a killer snow machine that will be far superior to your Porsche in snow & ice conditions. For me, it is an easy decision.

    Stephen




    What kind of car can you get for 27500 RANDS ?

    Re: It's a car for God's sake!

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    Le Chef said:
    Drive it regardless of the weather. And yes for those sunbelters the car is very happy being driven in the rain and snow, and a lot of fun too when you get the back out. Porsche even hold PDE courses inside the arctic circle for 911's and Boxsters so people can learn how to enjoy them in the snow and ice. I would argue that Porsche wouldn't do this if the cars were not capable.




    I don't like driving my car in the rain. Just because I'm a lazy bum who doesn't want to wash his car. So as much as possible I try to avoid getting it dirty. Which is kind of tough when you are always driving it. Rain or shine.....

    Re: Car Has Arrived ! Salt,,,,Tires,,,,, Help

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    Gnil said:
    What kind of car can you get for 27500 RANDS ?



    Sir, step right up. Have we got a deal for you!

    Stephen

     
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