Last post on Sep 20, 2013 at 7:48 AM
You are in the Audi A4
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Audi A4, Audi A3, Subaru Outback, Wagon
Dec 04, 2007 (9:14 pm)
of Audi A4 Avant vs. Audi A3 vs. Subaru Outback:
1. which can wear chains without destroying itself (I hear Subaru warns people not to use chains on theirs)
2. which does well in snow with its original tires?
reason is I may need to do driving through mountain passes from Oregon through Washington, or down through several passes in S. Calif., during the winter. My current Malibu maxx is pretty bad wrt traction control and cannot use chains.
#39 of 43 Re: I own both [gtscharg]
Dec 05, 2007 (9:36 am)
exactly true... I have driven Audis for the past 10+ yrs. and IMO they are the best cars on the road when they work right, but unfortunately, they are not particularly reliable, and they are horrendously expensive to maintain and repair.
I am about to unload my beloved '01 A6 Avant with less than 90k miles, meticulously maintained, because of catastrophic engine failure --- inexcusable in a car of this quality and mileage and maintenance history.
I love Audis but I'm done owning them out of warranty.
#40 of 43 Re: Chains [kurtamaxxxguy]
Dec 07, 2007 (5:49 pm)
surprise...I found an Oregon chain provider that makes low profile chains that work on any vehicle. They are called "Z-chains".
so that solves __that__ problem.
#41 of 43 Z chains for Subaru
Dec 22, 2007 (2:36 pm)
I just bought Shur Grip Z chains (1 pair) for my 03 Outback. I am inclined to put them on the front wheels. What do you do? If rear, why? How long have you used them? Thanks.
Feb 09, 2008 (9:55 pm)
I decided on Auto socks from Norway to round out the winter while trying to decide on future AWD replacement for my Maxx (which without traction aides proved miserable on icy roads - that GM traction control literally shut the engine down when the wheels started spinning).
#43 of 43 Choice of 1st car
Sep 20, 2013 (7:48 am)
I need advice on the most reliable and easy to maintain used car to buy amongst Audi A4 1998 Avant, Opel Vectra 2000, and Ford Focus 2000 models as my 1st car, pls.