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Old 11-24-2010, 06:23 PM   #551 (permalink)
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Up until two weeks ago, this was my snowboarding beast.

(those tail lights were a backup pair that I replaced back with stockers after the originals broke from a tree branch)

Two weeks ago watching her drive away....

This is the other snow slut I bought specifically for snowboarding.
Audi A4 Quattro (AWD) 2.0 Turbo with a 6sp manual tranny.

I really got to test her out last year when we got 20+ inches of snow. One of the only people on the roads.

The exit to Wintergreen... non-plowed, haha.

... and the resort road... thats me with the shovel.

This was the ONLY time I got stuck. And it was b/c an SUV got stuck well before us in which also blocked the road, which then caused us to stop.
Not bad for a car with summer performance tires. I know some of you will probably think I am crazy, but, I have MANY years experience driving in mess that most people wouldnt dare drive though. River crossings, deep mud bogs, deep soft sand, flooded city streets, and deep snow... you name it.

Im still missing my truck.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:37 PM   #552 (permalink)
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i wouldnt mind a quatro a3 wagon to save on gas and scoot around on.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:59 PM   #553 (permalink)
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Yeah, those are nice, too. The A4 was my first AWD car and by far the most fun ive ever had in a car in the snow. Drifting turns on empty streets is so much fun. That is if you are responsible about it and KNOW how to drive in those conditions.

Edit: To the guy with the Cougar... Im sorry but if thats true, then thats incredible. I dont see it though.
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:10 PM   #554 (permalink)
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2010 Subaru Forester used to have a 2005 Subaru Outback.
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:26 PM   #555 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by lilfoot1598 View Post
We just traded in our Jeep for a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Husband's dream car. Fit it with some Blizzak tires.

Husband is obsessed. Looks like this guy:
Good choics. Love my 06WRX. Unstoppable in snow.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:35 PM   #556 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mpdsnowman View Post
14 years ago I bought this van brand new. It brought up two kids, been up and down the east coast. Gone on many many snowboarding trips (as in this photo) and never gave me any real mechanical headaches. It survived the 2001 Labor Day Storm and many others for that matter. I got laid in it, got thrown out of it ), transported many things to and from camp in it.
Sorry to hear about that, man. You always spoke so highly of it, too. I hope you have more great memories with your new van, and if I'm correct the venture is built on the same frame as it so it will probably have just as long of a life.
(I remember the Labor Day storm too. It was the day of my local fair and they had to cancel it for the first time that year)
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:05 PM   #557 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JeffreyCH View Post
How hard was the solid front axle swap? I've been thinking about doing it to my '95 silverado.
It's not something you'd want to do on a whim, but if you plan it out and have a little bit of mechanical know's not bad.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:18 PM   #558 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mpdsnowman View Post
To make myself feel better I went immediately and bought a new car. Not brand new but close enough. Bought a 2005 Pontiac Montana van. Beautiful car, gold, has two side doors and many extras the venture didn't have. Got a great deal on it.I pick it up this Thursday and that will be my new snowboard vehicle.
Wait a tic, so your kids grew up and yet you still bought a mini van? I will need your man card now please. I kid I kid, I just hate minivans (mostly because they are piloted by a fat soccer mom driving like a retard) I do however like full sized vans. But hey if you are happy then who the hell cares right? And as for owning your past van that long - good job, you must have actually kept up on maintenance. I love how people bitch about a car being a piece of crap because a transmission blew or its burning oil, I'm like ok well when is the last time you flushed your trany fluid? pause "what's that?". How often do you change your oil "uhhh well I think I changed it last year some time", yeaaaah your right (blah blah car company) is a piece of crap.....
You gotta be proactive and do regular maintenance and not wait for shit to break, this is how you get cars to run forever well that and not beating on them. And in our case (rust belt) gotta keep up on the undercoat hahaha but for how long you had that I would say it had a full life.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:55 PM   #559 (permalink)
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Subaru WRX STI baby! getting a thule bin next week!

this is my weekend vehicle, and what i take when snow isnt an issue

the ladies dig it
BA-NA-NA. Say it again now BA-NA-NA

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Old 11-29-2010, 10:24 PM   #560 (permalink)
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I have a 96 saab 9000cs with 104,000 on it... Pretty pleased for my first car
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