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#15467 of 16984 Re: Flightnurse [nyccarguy]
Dec 28, 2012 (7:49 pm)
don't forget, if you are buying it out, you are just financing a used car. Often they have those deals on the CPO with super cheap rates, or they pay the first 3 payments.
#15468 of 16984 above the entry level
Dec 28, 2012 (7:54 pm)
but my BIL has a current generation BMW 550. Might be a 2010? Anyway, barely 25K on it, and tires are shot. To replace the OEM runflats was going to cost 2K. Ouch. Given that he hates the run flats anyway, he ordered a comparable normal tire, and that is going to only run about 1K, and likely have much better ride and handling characteristics. And for the savings, he will risk running without a spare! Just have to wait for the flatbed if the worst happens.
I told him to just find a donut and a jack, and stash them in the trunk. I doubt that he ever uses the trunk anyway, so losing a little trunk space isn't going to matter.
Dec 28, 2012 (8:28 pm)
We're supposed to get about 5 inches of snow tomorrow. Should make for a fun drive home from work tomorrow afternoon.
#15470 of 16984 Re: Looking Forward [nyccarguy]
Dec 28, 2012 (8:35 pm)
down by philly we should just be getting rain.
Just spent the holidays in upstate NY, so saw plenty of snow (we got about 12" Wednesday/Thursday). We came home tonight instead of tomorrow since odds are the drive down through the storm would have been a nightmare!
Have to say though, in the little bit of snow driving (on a semi-plowed driveway) the RDX went through it like it was a drive road. The Odyssey, especially on the old tires, would have been slipping and sliding all over the place.
#15471 of 16984 Happy New Years ya'll
Dec 31, 2012 (8:04 am)
the title says it all... Be safe!
#15472 of 16984 Re: It finally happened part deux [flightnurse]
Dec 31, 2012 (4:01 pm)
FN...sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. We've had the S4 on the road a ton visiting relatives over the holidays. Getting ready to head to a New Year's dinner.
S4 did great in the snow (and slush). It doesn't have the summer tires on it. But, we've been through 6-8 inches of fresh snow, packed snow, icy snow. No problems.
I'm not doing any full throttle burnouts. Nor am I trying to do an doughnuts. But, driving normally, no issues at all. Had a tiny scare when I had to stand on the brakes for some idiot who was going up a snowy hill (without getting a head start and no momentum) and started to slide backwards.
I didn't feel ABS through the pedal, but could tell the tires were grabbing-releasing in quick succession. Tragedy averted (although the driver in front of me ended up in the median).
335 ix has done very well, too.
I wouldn't hesitate to take either car out in any weather short of blizzard conditions.
I'm being chastised for posting and not getting ready for dinner. Gotta go!
Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2012 (7:14 pm)
Dec 31, 2012 (7:51 pm)
Just wanted to wish you all a happy & healthy New Year!
#15475 of 16984 Re: It finally happened part deux [graphicguy]
Jan 01, 2013 (1:54 pm)
So 2 modern awd cars, that have all seasons, that cost 45k min each perform well in moderate snow- also good to know the rdx also does well in the same conditions.
#15476 of 16984 Re: It finally happened part deux [sweendogy]
Jan 01, 2013 (4:09 pm)
2 modern awd cars, that have all seasons, that cost 45k min each perform well in moderate snow
Given All-season tires, that's all you can expect of any car regardless of which wheels are driven or how much it costs. If you need to go in serious snow you'd better have good winter tires on (with the snow/mountain symbol on the sidewalls).