AO Platinum Member
Join Date: May 2013
County: Phnom Penh
I recall many a winter when I drove Capris and Cortinas with skinny little 165 x 13s and and 185/70 x 13s which drove perfectly well on ice and snow (and provided some serious sideways action if provoked). I also recall the AONW ice run of a few years ago where my 15" wheel equipped 156 sailed up an icy slope that the newer cars with 17s and 18s had no chance on.
The need has only arisen because car manufacturers equip their cars with tyres far bigger than they need which are completely useless in winter and which destroy the ride as an added bonus.
Not everyone has a) the money to have two sets of wheels and tyres b) the space for them.
I shall stick with one set of boots all year round and if the weather is tbat bad, I'll either walk or use public transport.
Auto Express - six issues for a quid. Offer must end soon (and then immediately start up again).
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