Snow Driving Q

james accordino ssgacc at
Fri Dec 6 15:14:54 EST 2002

68 of the 80 crashes on the NJ Turnpike yesterday were
SUVs so sayeth the radio this morning.  And the DJ
chimed in with "can you say overconfidence?"

Jim Accordino

--- Kent McLean <kentmclean at> wrote:
> 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.
> HTH,
> Kent
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy"

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