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Driving in the SNOW - as seen in Richmond

 
Old 12-09-2018, 11:49 AM
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Default Driving in the SNOW - as seen in Richmond

As seen in Richmond Virginia this morning

Driving thru the snow in a red convertible
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:52 AM
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Makes me cry!!!
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Just plowing His driveway!
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There is a photo - maybe it's too big? I can try a lower resolution version here.
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Corvette/Snow, isn't there a law against doing this? Lol
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Arrest that man!
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Not really a wise idea if you do that electively, with those wide un-snowy tires.

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Snow in the South, it goes like this:
"Earl, do you think we need to slow down?"
"No way Bubba, we gots four wheel drive!"
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​​​no guts no glory, my hat off to you, just give it a wash down afterwards.
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That's funny, that was me this morning in Richmond with my C5z as well. Cruising at 10mph through a neighborhood and did a 90 degree spin to the left. Needless to say, I'm done driving her for the winter.
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Just another engineering goof by the GM ‘brains’ that decided to put Air Drams on the C5 that act as plows in snow over 2 inches. I had a ’72 4 speed that had no problems climbing hills with snow. The C5 is not a Winter snow weather vehicle.
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Just another engineering goof by the GM ‘brains’ that decided to put Air Drams on the C5 that act as plows in snow over 2 inches. I had a ’72 4 speed that had no problems climbing hills with snow. The C5 is not a Winter snow weather vehicle.
I'm surprised anyone bought a C5 considering all of the "goofs" the engineers designed into the C5... Equally surprising is the fact that people buy these cars and bitch about all; their shortcomings. For me, the C5 gives me an erection every time I started it up.." That" was designed in as well.
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I'm reporting that to Carfax, it's a total loss now
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Originally Posted by jcgunn View Post
Snow in the South, it goes like this:
"Earl, do you think we need to slow down?"
"No way Bubba, we gots four wheel drive!"
"And them thar anti lock brakes!"
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We are 100 miles west in Farmville. Couldn't even get it out of the driveway if I wanted to.
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Originally Posted by rrwirsi View Post
Just another engineering goof by the GM ‘brains’ that decided to put Air Drams on the C5 that act as plows in snow over 2 inches. I had a ’72 4 speed that had no problems climbing hills with snow. The C5 is not a Winter snow weather vehicle.
I'll bet that your '72 didn't have 10-12" wide tires on it.....
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I had very wide all weather Firestone rear tires underneath flared rear fenders. Snow did not stop me in this car. Although, I wished I had traction control and anti lock brakes back then. My point, GM advertised the C5 as a sport car for everyone putting in all the do-dads but forgot to tell everyone in the snow belt there was a built in snow plow in the front.
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It seems to me just about anyone who has a fair amount of experience driving in the "snow belt" should be able to deduce that the front air dam would double as a snowplow with a decent amount of said snow on the road without GM issuing a caveat.
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It seems to me just about anyone who has a fair amount of experience driving in the "snow belt" should be able to deduce that the front air dam would double as a snowplow with a decent amount of said snow on the road without GM issuing a caveat.
You would think so....HOWEVER, after Jeep installed a rather complicated shifter for their 2012-2015 Grand Cherokees, they had to do a "safety recall", after some dipstick THOUGHT he put it in park position, but hit reverse instead. He not only managed to NOT realize the Jeep was rolling backward, as he got out of it, but he also walked behind it, getting crushed by a wall. Yeah, feel kind of bad for the guy, but that was pretty stupid of him. And now Jeep saddled all of us GC owners with an electrical override that puts the vehicle in Park, if you open the door. Know how many times I don't fully close the door, when I just want to move my Jeep 3-4 feet forward or backward.....

Everybody has to play "CYA" these days, and more and more, the public is demanding a "nanny state".

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