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  1. Snow Driving query

    Alfa Giulia
    Not having owned a RWD car before, I’ve been doing a bit of reading. Am I likely to have to leave my Veloce at home when it snows? I’m in the UK, by the way.
  2. Giulia - Performance in Snow and Ice

    Alfa Giulia
    Afternoon all - I've been on the verge of buying a Giulia Veloce now for months, keep putting it off due to nagging thoughts about how the rwd will perform in wet, snow, ice conditions. Now I know we only get about two days of snow a year blah blah blah but I do a lot of transpennine driving and...
  3. Snow foam lance recommendations

    Car Detailing
    Can anyone recommend a lance they have purchased recently? I have a Nilfisk pressure washer and am using Bilt Hamber Snow Foam. I bought one on Amazon but it was worse that the lance that comes with the pressure washer! Any help would be appreciated cheers.
  4. Giulia Veloce Q4 test on snow - short testdrive

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hello, I did a short test of Giulia on snow. I think it is a bit heavy and I was not able to turn traction control OFF. But I had fun ;)
  5. I wondered how long it would be...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As this particular brand of inclement weather does not frequent us too often, an opportunistic passer-by of dubious but hilarious morals has proceeded to festoon my GTA with imagery of a decidedly phallic nature. My amateur detective skills have come with a possible profile for the suspect...
  6. Engine cuttin out whilst going uphill in snow

    Alfa Giulia
    As per title, after yesterday’s snowstorm I had to get up a hill to get back home. Approaching uphill the car seemed to be doing ok until I started losing grip. The engine seemed to keep “blipping” while losing power and there was a “click click” sound coming from under the steering wheel rack...
  7. mot today/day off work due to snow

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all MOT this afternoon, fingers crossed all ok and i do feel confident of a pass...famous last words, ha ha. I live in Portsmouth and have just a 7.5mile commute into Fareham which i did this morning after de-icing my GTV. Tricky side roads but motorway and main roads fine. Get to work to...
  8. Alfa 159 in the snow

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well even in Carlisle we have snow! First time I've ever driven a 159 in snow. The car coped admirably even cruising up the hill to get out of work easily, unlike the bosses BMW! If you want cheap winter tyres try Virager remoulds. Unbelievably they're great in the snow!
  9. Guilietta in the snow - "Beast from the East" snowstorm

    Alfa Giulietta
    Bought a Giulietta JTDM Veloce last summer and was a bit apprehensive after reading reviews of it being bad in the snow. The centre of Kent has been hit hard and I can safely say it was great on deep snow, ice or slush. The "All weather" setting got me up hills that others couldn't. The...
  10. Alfa GT in the snow

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My leggy Alfa GT has been one of the more pleasant surprises in my chequered car ownership history. Its a 2008 Blackline diesel - bought in May 2013 with 150,000 miles on it and a fairly scruffy respray. It was bought purely as a commuting hack to save putting the miles on my highly-modded Fiat...
  11. Alfas in the snow

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Sound like some dodgy b rate film.... Anyways first time i had taken the 159 out in the snow on sunday (Had no choice) To be fair it was fine, spun once as i forgot to pull off in 2nd but yeh not problems with handleing etc
  12. tct + dunlop sportmaxTT 225 40 18 in the snow =

    Alfa Giulietta
    not getting very far :lol: anyone else been struggling with their tct in the snow?
  13. Snow Patrol

    Alfa Stelvio
    Any of you Stelvists been in the snow yet? How does it perform? What tyres? Ta. :D
  14. Veloce in the snow

    Alfa Giulia
    Anyone braved the snow in their giulias yet, even in the wet in eco mode with little acceleration the back end twitches abit around corners when pulling off. I need to take the little one to football in an hour so should be fun!
  15. Impressive in the snow

    Alfa MiTo
    Mightily impressed by how my little Mito handled a 5 hour blast through the snowy highlands. Heavy snow at one point and it never stopped feeling sure footed while I watched four other cars come a cropper and slide off. Once the weather calmed and road cleared it still managed to pose for...
  16. Snow has fallen - all-season tyres pass muster (so far)

    Alfa 164 & 166
    We had nearly 24 hours of snow starting Monday night, about a foot of the stuff by the time it stopped. And today dawned sub-zero, so a mix of fresh/compacting snow and underlying ice. (Took me 10 minutes to scrape enough off to get mobile at 7.30 this morning.) To this point, my choice of an...
  17. Tex-Chain Snow Sox

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Now we are now into Autumn, just thought I'd mention I have a pair of 'Tex-Chain' Snow Sox available that will fit both 18 and 19" wheels if we have any snow later in the year! As I no longer have a 159 they are surplus to requirements. They've been used once for about 100 yards..TBH worth...
  18. 190 in the snow

    General Motoring Discussion
    it is not very fast. it is quiet. it is comfy. but it is flick-tasticin the snow! :)
  19. Storing diluted snow foam mix

    Car Detailing
    So, did my first ever snow foam wash today and realised a litre of diluted snow foam mix is waaaaaay too much for a giulietta size car! So, I've got about 60% of it left and being a tight wad I want to keep it for reuse. Presumably storing it in an air tight bottle will keep it good for a few weeks?
  20. Nilfisk jetwasher to Karcher Snow Foam lance - adaptor type

    Car Detailing
    After a few hours of googling I'm still none the wiser as to which adaptor I need to connect a Nilfisk C110 lance to one of these: Snow Foam Lance Karcher - By Autobrite Direct: Car & Motorbike Can anyone help?