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    Re: Driving in the snow today :(

    i love driving in the snow with my cayenne. What a pure pleasure. The handling is just great. You can really throu it from one corner to the other.

    I'm looking forward to get more snow


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    Re: Driving in the snow today :(

    Cram:

    i love driving in the snow with my cayenne. What a pure pleasure. The handling is just great. You can really throu it from one corner to the other.

    I'm looking forward to get more snow

    What tyres do you use in the winter on the Cayenne?


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    Re: Driving in the snow today :(

    i use the Nokian WR 205/55 R 18


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    Re: Driving in the snow today :(

    of course what i forget to say is: the psm is off


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    Re: Driving in the snow today :(

    Cram:

    i use the Nokian WR 205/55 R 18

    Thank you.

    You don't use any of the N-rated types, reason for this?


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    Re: Driving in the snow today :(

    fritz:
    there has been no real fresh snow since Sunday, and yet no postal deliveries have been made in this area since last Thursday.


    My experience too - we didn't have any postal deliveries from Sat till Tue (inclusive). The Royal Mail is a Royal Joke! SmileySmiley


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    Re: Driving in the snow today :(

    GR:

    When it stopped snowing, I went out again and it was fine.  Grip was far from plentiful but its enough to get by.  The only trouble I had was by pushing my luck.  There was a stretch of dual carriageway where no one had attempted to use the outside lane so I decided to try it.  The snow was deeper than the ground clearance of the car!  Keeping up the momentum was fine but I had to stop at some traffic lights and only just got going again.  Phew!

    All in all, I am really pleased with the tyres.  Our winters are mostly just above freezing and wet so I think the investment is worthwhile, particularly as my car is a daily driver.  The last few years have been a bit colder with more snow and if this trend continues, I not have cause for concern now. 


    GR has described the main reason why I have decided to winter-store our 911... it is true that they handle the winter nicely with appropriate winter tires, but the low ground clearance still means that any reasonable amount of fresh snow hangs you up, and risks bodywork damage.   Our winter season can be up to 5 months long.... far easier to have a winter "beater" that can handle the snow with ease - ours is an older Subaru Outback; gets used sparingly in summer to haul garden supplies, but is used all winter and makes snow driving fun.  Smiley


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    Re: Driving in the snow today :(

    4trac:

    GR has described the main reason why I have decided to winter-store our 911... it is true that they handle the winter nicely with appropriate winter tires, but the low ground clearance still means that any reasonable amount of fresh snow hangs you up, and risks bodywork damage.   Our winter season can be up to 5 months long.... far easier to have a winter "beater" that can handle the snow with ease - ours is an older Subaru Outback; gets used sparingly in summer to haul garden supplies, but is used all winter and makes snow driving fun.  Smiley

     The 911 + Outback combination sounds pretty much ideal in your environment! Smiley


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    fritz


    Re: Driving in the snow today :(

    I also don't use any sports car in the winter, due to the problems with ground clearance and it's so much easier to live with our family Subaru Legacy. This car makes you feel no difference between summer and winter and live is so easier...


    Re: Driving in the snow today :(

    I was actually enjoying my former 997 Carrera S and the current 997 Turbo a lot during winter time but since my 997 Turbo lease runs out this spring, I don't want anything to happen to this car, so I keep it in the garage until the lease return is due. Sounds dumb to pay another couple of months for nothing but I really can't afford any major repairs (no more warranty) on this car, so it has to stay a garage queen.

    Yes, ground clearance is usually a problem but most of our streets in Bavaria are "just" covered with snow, so ground clearance is only a problem in certain areas like parking lots or on smaller roads. I usually avoid these places when driving a 911 in winter time.

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