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#15470 of 16087 Re: Looking Forward [nyccarguy]
Dec 28, 2012 (9:35 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 16087 Happy New Years ya'll
Dec 31, 2012 (9:04 am)
the title says it all... Be safe!
#15472 of 16087 Re: It finally happened part deux [flightnurse]
Dec 31, 2012 (5:01 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 (8:14 pm)
Dec 31, 2012 (8:51 pm)
Just wanted to wish you all a happy & healthy New Year!
#15475 of 16087 Re: It finally happened part deux [graphicguy]
Jan 01, 2013 (2:54 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 16087 Re: It finally happened part deux [sweendogy]
Jan 01, 2013 (5:09 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).
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Jan 08, 2013 (1:38 pm)
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Jan 11, 2013 (9:00 am)
OK, I'm sitting in the US Airways Lounge in Charlotte waiting for my flight home (I missed the earlier flight) and was reading some of my Bimmerfest forums, of course some people are talking about how the Germans and Asian car companies are going to make the upcoming CAFE #'s. The consensuses is Diesel is going to be the way. I have to agree, We know that BMW will be bring over 4 cyl oil burn, same with MB and Audi will use a higher HP version of thier 4 cyl oil burn in thier cars. Mazda has been teasing the auto mag's in regards to their SkyActive D (diesel) engine. Mazda hasn't confirmed or denied that the diesel is coming to the states, but from what people have stated, it will. If this is true, I'm sure this will open the door for other Asian brands to import them. So what is everybodies take on this?
What will Porsche do to meet these tougher CAFE requirement? Import a diesel 911???
#15479 of 16087 Re: Pretty dead here [flightnurse]
Jan 11, 2013 (9:56 am)
Yes, Mazda has definitely stated that the diesel is coming in the latter part of this year in the new Mazda6. I was just at a Mazda dealer a few days ago and they confirmed it. It's been confirmed in many of the Mazda6 reviews as well. The new Mazda6 just went on sale a few days ago with the gas engine only. the diesel is projected to arrive around the Oct-Nov timeframe. The CX-5 is also planned to get the diesel but it has not been confirmed yet as to timeframe. They will probably see how the diesel sells in the Mazda6 since the CX-5 is selling like hotcakes with the 2.0 gas engine already. Now that the new 2014 CX-5 is going to get the 2.5l engine it will probably appeal to an even broader market as the only real complaint anybody had about the current CX-5 was that it neeeded a little more zoom-zoom which the larger engine will provide.