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post #41 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 03:53 PM
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Guess I thought no one had funerals in winter in snow country?
Depends on what you call, "snow country". In places that regularly get heavy, constant snow, it's much easier to get around in it. Better infrastructure, and drivers who are used to it. And it packs down and is easier to drive on. I'd rather drive through a foot of snow in Wisconsin than a half-inch in Louisiana (done that, it sucked).


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Depends on what you call, "snow country". In places that regularly get heavy, constant snow, it's much easier to get around in it. Better infrastructure, and drivers who are used to it. And it packs down and is easier to drive on. I'd rather drive through a foot of snow in Wisconsin than a half-inch in Louisiana (done that, it sucked).


And most people in my line of work plan their vehicle purchases accordingly.
Well, I am from South Louisiana, have lived in Michigan, and agree with your assessment of the roads in snow. Worst I ever saw was in DFW when we had the cobblestone ice. (Google it, it was quite the news story here a few years ago.)

My comment was really directed at the fact that in places like Wisconsin, you typically can't dig a hole for Mama till the ground thaws.

I was shocked when I lived in Michigan and discovered you couldn't build houses year round up there.

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Depends on what you call, "snow country". In places that regularly get heavy, constant snow, it's much easier to get around in it. Better infrastructure, and drivers who are used to it. And it packs down and is easier to drive on. I'd rather drive through a foot of snow in Wisconsin than a half-inch in Louisiana (done that, it sucked)..
Add hills to a seldom snowing area like Seattle and a half inch will be called Snowmageddon.
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Add hills to a seldom snowing area like Seattle and a half inch will be called Snowmageddon.
I got caught on I-10 going from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in a (for us) small ice storm. Might have been 1/4" of ice on the road. I was delivering my daughter's car, and had to detour all over the place, because 10 (and 12, and every road with a bridge) had been shut down throughout BR. I showed an LSP my Maryland license and told him I'd have no problem. It was the only way I made it to my motel that night.

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Heck, I used to drive a beat up 78 Mercury Monarch in Colorado Springs and a 92 Geo Metro. Drove from ice, snow and everything in between. Yes, made easier to drive around on my 92 Astro AWD. Traded for a 94 Pontiac Grand Prix and drove that thing in MN for several years. Funny is, had an 86 Suburban and hardly used the 4x4, the rust killed it way before its time. Traded that thing for an 03 Impala, no ABS, near base model. Drove that thing all over the place including on an Ski trip to Copper Mountain. Still own that car, my mother in law is driving it.

Not knocking down AWD or 4x4, by my experience, never been in a situation that really need it. So bought my truck with the Locker as a cost reduction. Turned out to be a darn good one.
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Hell, I can drive a nail with a pair of pliers. That doesn't mean that there isn't a better tool for the job.
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Hell, I can drive a nail with a pair of pliers. That doesn't mean that there isn't a better tool for the job.

Your 4x4's and AWD's are not better tools in the hands to today's thought patterns etc. They are now weapons of stupidity. You mentions people up here are used to driving in snow, so they do it better. I live there and see this all winter, those driving the "better tools" use their collective brains less or even at all because I got 4X4 and AWD and I CAN DRIVE ANYWHERE IN ANYTHING, I'M INVINCIBLE, MOVE OUTTA NY WAY.
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Your 4x4's and AWD's are not better tools in the hands to today's thought patterns etc. They are now weapons of stupidity. You mentions people up here are used to driving in snow, so they do it better. I live there and see this all winter, those driving the "better tools" use their collective brains less or even at all because I got 4X4 and AWD and I CAN DRIVE ANYWHERE IN ANYTHING, I'M INVINCIBLE, MOVE OUTTA NY WAY.
That's how I stay in business. People take their safety for granted.


Give a person that knows what they're doing and pays attention to driving the better tool, and they'll be even better and even safer. Give someone who takes driving for granted and is more interested in their phone than their safety the better tool, and you'll be giving me a call when they take themselves and those around them out.
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