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I llllllloovve snow storms... :rant2:

Started out with the doors on my CTS frozen shut; but I realized that may infact be a gift from the lord :worship: to save me from crashing. 20x8.5 With low pros probably wouldnt of run very good out in the ice/snow anyway. So I ended up borrowing a family members car, a 2001 VW Jetta. Everything seemed ok, like I was atleast going to make it to work on time and in one piece til I got on the highway. Being pressed for time I move over to the left lane and start closing in on a minivan. As my windshield began to get saturated with sludge, I reach over to turn on the wipers. Only to discover they don't work :suspect:. Just to clerify, they did work to the point of being functional, they just didnt DO anything. It only cleared off a small spot on the passengers side. While leaning across the seat so I could see out the hole, I veered across to the right lane and awaited an exit ramp. Its harder than you think to follow the curve of an exit ramp while only using your side windows. To wrap it up I managed to make home safely where I called in my absence from work.
Let the :alchi: begin.
 

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You should think about adding to your profile where you are from. Here in Ohio we haven't had any snow. Last year the CTS did well with 4 Pirelli snow tires, TC and STS plus "Snow Mode".
 

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Added my location in :)

Going to borrow my neighbors H2 to transport my winter tires and rims. Have to wait for the tire shop to open now.
 

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Well we dont have to worry about that in florida ;) Its like 84 out here today and sunny as can be!!! Im originally from jersey, so i know how that snow is....i miss it :( I woukd have pulled out an ace ventura move by sticking my head out the window and driving....cant go wrong there!!
 

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Occasionally we have large snowstorms that make driving very hazardous, but to offset that we have lots of plows. The morning after any size of snow the roads are cleared and salted, you just have to deal with whats left of the storm still coming down. Other than that its just standing snow; you could make a dugout along side some of the driveways.
 

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Here in Alaska the roads are clear and dry. The cross country skiers and snow mobilers are crying the blues about no snow. The morning temperature is, however, about -11F. I'm retired so after I see my wife off to work in the CTS I'll go back to the kitchen, get another cup of coffee, and maybe a second breakfast. After that my dog Fergus, a Welsh corgi, and I will probably sit close to the fire with a good book before we attack a balky washing machine. In fifty years of working I never once failed to arrive at work from snow on the road.
 

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I've got a lot of family up in the Minneapolis/St Paul area and several of my uncles there own a residential landscaping/snow removal company. I bet theyre hating life right about now. Here in Indy they've been talking about snow for several days, but all we have right now are light flurries. I've always looked forward to the arival of snow, but then again I've also always driven a truck up until this year.
 

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Blekk0 said:
I llllllloovve snow storms... :rant2:

Started out with the doors on my CTS frozen shut; but I realized that may infact be a gift from the lord :worship: to save me from crashing. 20x8.5 With low pros probably wouldnt of run very good out in the ice/snow anyway. So I ended up borrowing a family members car, a 2001 VW Jetta. Everything seemed ok, like I was atleast going to make it to work on time and in one piece til I got on the highway. Being pressed for time I move over to the left lane and start closing in on a minivan. As my windshield began to get saturated with sludge, I reach over to turn on the wipers. Only to discover they don't work :suspect:. Just to clerify, they did work to the point of being functional, they just didnt DO anything. It only cleared off a small spot on the passengers side. While leaning across the seat so I could see out the hole, I veered across to the right lane and awaited an exit ramp. Its harder than you think to follow the curve of an exit ramp while only using your side windows. To wrap it up I managed to make home safely where I called in my absence from work.
Let the :alchi: begin.
20x8.5 with low profiles is like ice skates on a rink, you're just askin for trouble

German engineering. Yay!
 

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I drove last winter with the Eagle RS-As... Man that was fun lol.
 

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This is an interesting one. A girlfriend of mine just bought a used 2003 CTS, pearl white. Imagine her surprise when I told her it was NOT front wheel drive! The salesperson never led her to believe it wasn't. I know, she should have researched some, but single Mom, blonde, not so bright.. But a great friend! Now I have to re-assure her she will be ok..
 

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jonnyd said:
Well we dont have to worry about that in florida ;) Its like 84 out here today and sunny as can be!!! Im originally from jersey, so i know how that snow is....i miss it :( I woukd have pulled out an ace ventura move by sticking my head out the window and driving....cant go wrong there!!
Where you from in Jersey? It's wierd b/c I'm from Jersey too, Long Branch, by Asbury Park and I only live 5 minutes away from you now.
 

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Blekk0 said:
Occasionally we have large snowstorms that make driving very hazardous, but to offset that we have lots of plows. The morning after any size of snow the roads are cleared and salted, you just have to deal with whats left of the storm still coming down. Other than that its just standing snow; you could make a dugout along side some of the driveways.
I don't mind the snow and ice when I'm driving, what I don't like is the remnants of salt and sand, it makes your car look like hell and is really hard on the finish, but oh well. I still love MN!
 
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