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I speak from recent experience.

If you have a 4×4 (what the colonials call an SUV), then learn how to use it. The South East of England is full of very expensive 4x4s. During the school run you can’t move for them, vast Reichswagons moving a 10 year old half a mile to school. But today the South East of England is full of very expensive 4x4s slipping and sliding all over the show, because no-one knows how to use one or drive in the bloody snow.

I blame feminism.

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17 thoughts on “ATW TOP TIPS

  1. I would have thought that SUV’s would be outlawed in the Mother Country. Here it’s all SUV’s and pick-up trucks. I’m a four door sedan man myself. In Juarez, many people drive big SUV’s and when I first got to El Paso, I thought they were rich. Turns out, in Mexico, they sell big American cars for a song that have been totaled in a accident here in the States.

  2. Not me. I know how to use mine and I haven’t missed a bit of time at work so far. I drive 75miles a day round trip. The secret is not having summer tyres. A have all season tyres marked with the snowflake and mountains symbol. I think you’ll find that’s a lot of the difference. Expensive suv with the wrong rubber puts you at a disadvantage

  3. Winter tryes!

    True that DIG, my wife and I both have Range Rovers, we were given professional 4×4 off road courses with purchase of both motors, as good as Range Rovers are, winter tryes are a must, and make all the difference.

    AFAIK, across Europe, winter tyres are compulsory.

    The only down side is the cost, a good set of tryes are well over a £1000, then the cost of a spare set of rims, you are looking at approximately 2k, plus the cost of getting them changed over, balanced and filled with nitrogen.

  4. Is this like Viz top tips?
    I’ll get us started.

    A mixture of sour cream and mashed-up blackberries, makes idea imitation bird shit you can apply to your smug neighbours car, after he’s spent all afternoon washing it.

  5. Hi Harri. I know you go big or go home but a RRover is a bit large for my needs. In fact Saturday Im downsizing from a 2litre dci Qashqai to a Vitara S 1.4 petrol turbo Still a 4×4 but smaller and 444kg lighter.
    Pretty capable. Cheap to run and thanks to idiot politicians, no more diesel .

  6. winter tyres are compulsory.

    Very many here don’t have winter tires any more, since the all weather tires got better a couple of decades ago

  7. I wonder why no tyre manufacturer has thought of imprinting the tread of winter tyres onto summer tyres? I know that WT’s are not all about the treads, it’s also about the softness of the rubber, but still, the smaller grooves of WTs allow some increased traction/friction, so why not just slap ’em on all tyres, unless there’s some technical reason why it wouldn’t work?

  8. Its a little entertaining hearing all you first world edumcated people who panic because it snows. i guess its why Canada and Russia have never been successfully invaded

  9. A mixture of sour cream and mashed-up blackberries, makes idea imitation bird shit you can apply to your smug neighbours car, after he’s spent all afternoon washing it

    Do you use sour grapes instead of sour cream?.

    😏

  10. Harri,

    Do you use sour grapes instead of sour cream?.

    I think you may have read too much into my comment Harri. I was comparing Pete’s top-tips post to Viz comic who do the same thing.
    I have many faults, but jealousy isn’t one of them. Which is a good thing because most of my neighbours are rich and have very nice cars.

  11. I have many faults, but jealousy isn’t one of them. Which is a good thing because most of my neighbours are rich and have very nice cars.

    If you have your health, you are rich enough.

  12. dats right Harri, and if its a lil sri lankan nurse who takes your temperature when you not well in hospikle, who really has time to give a flying fuck about the colour of her skin, tell that to the rascist assholes on this site.

  13. Jude.

    I don’t think that lil Sri-lankan nurse taking your temperature in a hospital, is quite on a par with hundred’s of thousands of angry tribal young African & Arab males pouring in.

  14. Jude.

    I’m getting really tired of Theresa May. She’s all talk and no action. Completely useless.

  15. “I blame feminism.” Right on, Pete. New to the advent of universial social media the “liberation” of women was the most destructive force in History. Hell, even Genghis Khan would be seen as a saint in comparison to the militarized “weaker sex”. We men shoulda stuck to the barefoot and pregnant plan.

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