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Old 12-10-2009, 09:56 AM   #16
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LOL @ you Toronto guys and your 2cm of snow.

Joe, what happened to your blower? That sucks. Chromius, I'm sure your neighbours shovelled your driveway for you. Oh wait, people around here don't even do their OWN.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:00 AM   #17
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2 inches???? WTF I have over a foot at my house, I also work afternoons, which means when they stop clearing the 401 at 10pm and leave it till 4 am to clear it, I have a fun drive when it snows.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:09 AM   #18
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LOL I'm prodding you dude.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:11 AM   #19
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I know its just like americans thinking everyone in Ottawa lives in igloo's and have tents on their driveways
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:25 AM   #20
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Not really.. I have a few relatives in Toronto and lived there for a while. I've see the freakout when snow falls.. ANY snow. Especially downtown, what a mess.

And uh.. Tents in the driveway?
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:29 AM   #21
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ya the carport tents....LOL
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:30 AM   #22
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My snowblower? The auger is only spinning the one side. Probably a shear pin but it was a serious PITA trying to do the end of the laneway this morning...

I have relatives in Milton, they probably still have to mow their lawn.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:51 PM   #23
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I took the E30 out.

I wish the heat worked in the car.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:16 PM   #24
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:38 PM   #25
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I have snow clearing, so didn't have to deal with that part of it, however, as I have one car garage, I moved my gf's car into the garage when I left for work...as I got home, I had to swap cars again, so I can get in the garage for hte night, however, the snow plow came by and I figured....crap, I can't get my cars through that snow bank. So, i figured I will back the gf's car as far back as possible since it has FWD, but not to block the gas. I then proceed to back the car out, and for a moment, the snow was deep enough that I thought I would get stuck, but I didn't. Since I had a car beside me, I couldn't gun it without fear of hitting it, so I had to rock the car back and forth a couple times and take out one level of traction control from full to DTC to allow for some spin. This allowed me to get through.....

Most times, reducing to DTC mode on my E90 allowed me to accelerate because it allows a certain degree of spin whereas the full mode would reduce spin to nothing, if there is no traction, so some spinning is required to gain momentum....

Overall, the drive around town was good, not bad....had to make sure my lane changes were safe as the snow was not cleared yet....had to accelerate in the lane change where needed to push through the unblowed portions.

Good thing was that the lineups in the H1N1 clinics were almost nil, so I took advantage of leaving work early to get my shots (yes...shots, H1N1 and seasonal flu) in both arms....ouch....

Anyways, I came from a FWD Saab and RWD is definitely different. It is predictable, but miss the grab that FWD offers at intersections, especially on uphills. Good thing this is not a San-Fran type city.....sheesh...

I may move to xdrive variant in the future, or AWD car of some sort once I figure out what my summer track toy project car will end up being in the next couple of years. :-)

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Old 12-11-2009, 03:49 PM   #26
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Nope, my 4x4 Suburban did just fine
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:00 PM   #27
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dont get me started on how unhappy i missed the first snowfall drive day with the new winter beater...... and jay, what the hell are you doing on max at 3:16am?
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