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AO Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
I dont want to sound like a cleaver dick or big head, but reading this thread, I suspect half the problem is ice and snow driving technique that is giving some of you a problem. My 159 has been fine on the snow and ice.
We live at the bottom of a hill, a cal de sac that doesnt get gritted. On Friday before I left home I looked out the window and there is someone in a Golf trying t get up the hill, wheels spinning, the car sliding all over the place. When I left, there was a guy on the side of the road with a shovel, I gave a nod as I went past, up the hill no problem. I heard from a neighbor he was there for about a hour trying to get the Golf out!
Trouble is, with no or little grip, its pointless sitting there with the wheels spinning, apply gentle power dont try to accelerate to fast, just take it easy. Dont forget however difficult it is to get started, it will be more difficult to stop!
So, maximum power = minimum movement on snow and ice.
Someone said to me, "so whats so special about an Alfa Romeo then?" I told him, "If you have to ask, you wont understand".
Driving Brera S 2.2, wife drives 939 Spider 2.2 and there is a 1972 Spider 2000 S2 in the garage for fun days.