Audi's are best!
They have a ski bag in the rear seat center console after all.
Say's the guy with an Allroad and an A8 ;-)
Although this mid-engined car probably doesn't have a ski bag, The Commander agrees with you.
Agree; so much so that I've had two of them, one of which was pretty highly modified. Would also give a limb to get one of them back. Sold both for more than I paid for them.
Something that puts the Allroad "above" all the others....
When you are showing up in the parking lot the morning of "the big dump", and the closest parking spot hasn't been plowed clear, and you know if you jamb the car in there it's going to high center on the packed snow making getting out at the end of the day a guess and a plea for some strong pushers.........
Well with the Allroad, when you get in and start up, just push the air adjustable level button to go up to level four and lift off that pesky snow beneath you. Just drive right out.
Snobs, they are made, not born. ;-)
Latest Scotskier ski car.... 16 F150 EB 157 replacing the 14 that Ford couldn't find the battery drain on.. and with 20inch Yokohama IG51s, the BEST snow tire I have used, in 4H, awesome in the snow. And yes, even compared to the Audis i have had
The black wagon is going back to VT again in a few minutes. like it does most weekends.
My 2012 BMW X5d (Diesel) has PLENTY of power (425 TQ), gets anywhere from 26MPG (up to WV) to 32MPG (down from WV), has more than enough space inside for four PLUS all their ski gear in the back. Handles like a dream on pavement and in the snow. I was getting around in 3 feet of snow (all Season DWSs 315's on the rear) while Ford Exploder and others with their "summer" tires were spinning around the parking lot like children. Used they are in the $30's now. Throw a ski cargo carrier on top like I did and they can even fit into the garage with it on....
Yes, 5mt with 220,000 miles this weekend. The last 80,000 miles have been at 21psi. There's not much on the car that has that many miles. The car is a blast to drive.
Seems like I'm a little late for this discussion but seriously, I love my Volvo XC90. That thing is an absolute beast in the snow but dont expect to be able to drive it in mud or sand. My XC90 has made it up stuff noone else could get their car up at the time. I have a rack on top, a bed set up in the back and some fat snow tires and its ready for any pow day. Couldnt ask for a better adventure-wagon. Not to mention it gets pretty good gas mileage for an suv, absolutely love it!
At my age, I am not trying to "neutralize" anything. The Burger kit only adds a max of 60HP. I will admit that when I first got this X5d I did think the JBD might be an interesting "toy" to have as the cost was only around $300 but most reviews have pointed out that it doesn't achieve the claims. There were also claims that some have "messed up" their urea systems. Pair that with the fact that the SUV is already plenty powerfull as it sits and I think I'll just leave it alone. I think the only way I would add it would be if I neede more power to pull a boat or motorcycle trailer.
I'm guessing nobody has ever done that before in an F40.
Not sure if that is cool, or a mortal sin. Chains on a F40?
Reading through this thread, all the Audi talk is making nostalgic for my (now sadly deceased) 1989 Audi 90 quattro, 5 speed manual.
Great little car. Not the fastest or most powerful, but I can't remember driving anything since that's given me such a sensation of connectedness to the road...so helpful in snow. You never had any doubt about exactly where the car's traction limit was, when you needed to pull back a little, and when you could push it.
Couldn't agree more. Admittedly an Audi fanboy (and currently own way more Audis than I have garage space for), but my sense is that over time, as the cars have gotten more horsepower and, especially, more torque, they have gotten progressively less connected to snowy roads or roads otherwise in bad condition. I had an '86 4000 quattro, 5MT, which was completely undeterred by any snow condition short of a foot, and proved substantially better in the snow (in part due to less power, surely) than my follow-on S4s and S6 avants (mid-90s vintage), which themselves were noticeably superior to anything in my current stable (2007-2013 vintages) in the snow, which have enough power to break the rear wheels loose no matter how good the rubber.
Hmm, so you are saying that you have a BMW X5d & are running the $300 JBD kit? What year is your X5d?
I do "average" 25.4 MPG across all miles so far to date" and do average over 26 MPG to and from the mountains in the cold winter temps so you would be wrong there (see link below). However, I seldom get much above that so if you have details on the 30 MPG trips I would be interested in learning more about it. Please share the details like "Did you buy the 2nd part that goes in the ODB", etc.
About to get my license and been looking at a first car. don't have money for anything yet but I cant bear to wait for research till I have money. I want a car that I can drive in the snow and carry ski gear along with a friend or two.
-automatic because manuals are scary
-good in the snow because my Dad wont let me drive on the Pow days if it isnt
-Can fit multiple skis up to 188cm. Somthing where i can shove them through the middle seat would be nice. At the very least a place to put a ski rack/bike rack
-Minimum of 5 seats
-decent ground clearance so i don't scrape on odd dips on old roads
-CHEAP... like under 5k cheap
-station wagons are cool... except for the old volvo v90
Im thinking an old Subaru Outback would be perfect. Maybe a old pickup of some sort would work if I can find one with enough seats for the right price.