Snow Driving Q

Kent McLean kentmclean at
Wed Dec 4 11:51:08 EST 2002

KMracer007 at wrote:
> YEEHAA lots of traction, then I did step two of the "snow
test" which was hitting the brakes.... lets just say the car
contiued on at 35mph, quattro didnt help me verymuch there.

One common mistake people new to quattro/AWD make
is to assume that, since you go better in snow,
you stop better in snow.  But the reality is that
you have 4 wheel brakes just like every other car
on the road -- you're not going to stop any better
because of the 4 wheel drive.

If you drive a lot in the snow, you may notice
an above average number of SUVs off the road and
into the weeds because bad assumption.

'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy"

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