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    Official - the X5 is rubbish in snow...

    Just sailed past one stuck on a hill near Oxford with all wheels spinning going no-where. Smiled serenely at the driver as I trundled past. Shame I did not have my video camera mounted...

    Traction Control off, keep revs between 2-3k and all is easy as pie.

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    Maybe the X5 driver was just a nonce like most of them are
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    I bet the X5 driver was in showroom & the salesperson says its 4wd, the buyer probably said but dont they all have 4 wheels to drive, lol, its an ego car thats all, but I drove one on test drive & it was quite frankly, ****e, alot of muscle looks without any real muscle

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    Anyone see that guy having to push his New Audi TT on the news??

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    Teach him for buying a hairdressers car

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    i saw that.

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    Thought that audi haldex stuff was supposed to work??

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    been out several times this morning in mine

    Astounded at how well it behaves while others around me struggle

    Mk5 tdi golf couldn't get up the incline near where I live so he went home, he was trying slow,fast, with a run up, in reverse, it just wasn't going!

    I got in started the car reversed of the drive and then drove away

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTC View Post
    Anyone see that guy having to push his New Audi TT on the news??
    I saw that too! It was a black TT new shape. One thing i noticed though was that the front wheels were spinning and not the rear wheels. Maybe it wasn't a quattro model??
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    I took some pleasure in laughing at the news on Monday I think it was.
    Clip to highlight the driving dangers was of a bmw 5 series estate struggling into it's drive way.

    As the camera remains on the BMW, a Scooby WRX rolls passed with not trouble at all. Was very funny, well to me at least.
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    Yeah i saw the TT on the tele and also noticed the front wheels only spinning!!

    Today i saw a BMW 330ci struggling really badly up a road. The incline was not the greatest!

    Looks like the 'cocks' are on top with this weather lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by FazS3 View Post
    Looks like the 'cocks' are on top with this weather lol

    O hail Clarkson!!!

    Yeah maybe being a cock isn't such a bad thing...
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    Anyone else noticed the amount of white van men (be it a transit, ford connect or a doblo..) that are locking the backwheels with the handbrake!? hehe.. Went to our local Potato stand on the industrial estate for lunch, whilst stood queing, I saw three different vans having a play... (It WAS like an ice-arena) it was the backwheels locking that gave it away.

    On my exit, I gracefully slid through with the backend hanging out and continued to do so at 5mph until the exit. Amazing.

    Theres a time and a place, sure.. I respect that. But it aint half fun!!
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    The new shape TT is front wheel drive apart from the 3.2 v6 which has the gen2 haldex that maybe why he was struggling in the snow.

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    Ha, i saw a cls55 amg fish tailing down bingley main street.. i can imagine there a handfull in the dry let alone how anyone would dare take it out in the snow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny Benford View Post
    The new shape TT is front wheel drive apart from the 3.2 v6 which has the gen2 haldex that maybe why he was struggling in the snow.
    Ah that explains it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny Benford View Post
    The new shape TT is front wheel drive apart from the 3.2 v6 which has the gen2 haldex that maybe why he was struggling in the snow.
    Incorrect, You can get a TDI Quattro and TTS Quattro(2.0 from S3)



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    I stand corrected, in that case then it was a 2ltr fsi front wheel drive tt or one of the others listed with a broken haldex.

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    Can anyone remember the Top Gear whem Jeremy was test driving the X3 that could not even go over a lump of dirt, they got a landrover to pull it out lol X3X5 they all suck lol
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    ego cars mate, thats all they are, look at me & my big beemer that needs ESP to go over a pebble, lol

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    Coming into OXford this morning, in a steady stream of ~20mph traffic down a single carriageway road with 2" of slush/snow on, guess what vehicle the retard who overtakes at at least 50mph is driving...

    Hmmm, I wonder....

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    All 4x4's will be **** off road with summer tyres on, and the X5 is no exception. You have to remember, the sort of people that buy these cars have no off roading experience and are normally people with too much money and not much sense. I bet the Q7 is equally ****.

    I'm sure I could drive an X5 through the snow with no problem, I can manage it with my 530 which is rear wheel drive so a 4x4 should be a doddle.

    Another issue with these vehicles is that their tyres are hugely wide, this means they don't put a lot of weight down on the road in one spot, this makes it more difficult to get traction. If you ever see an ice stage on a rally, you'll notice the ice/snow tyres are very thin so they push through the ice to get traction. (they also have studs but thats another story)

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    I saw the clip of the TT. It was a black TT right? Apparently only the front wheels were spinning which confirmed it was a FWD.

    My boss drives an SL55 AMG, powerful super car, worth 100k from new, but he had to work from home because it wouldn't go up a slope.
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    We got some snow last night too. You can get stuck too even if you have new tires and 4-motion too.

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    i dissagree, we have an x5 and its really good in the snow, but i understand what yous are saying, you still have to know what you are doing.

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    Definitely down to the driver, i have an Audi S3 and an X5 4.8is and its fantastic in the snow and ice, although with 315 tyres on the rear it doesnt cut through the ice like the S3 smaller tyres do. Also, in response to the no muscle, i would say mine is anything but, it goes like a scalded cat and for a 2.5 ton motor to pull like a train its pretty impressive and with remap it makes my S3 feel like a fiat panda!! They are not ego cars, that is just something people that dont have one call them, the food chain is what it comes down to. Someone in a P reg fiesta will think an S3 is an ego car simply because they cant afford one, and so the S3 owner thinks that of an X5 owner and so maybe i should think it of a Bentley owner!! Be happy with your S3 and not jeleous of more expensive cars!!!

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    Few NEW members airing their views lol NO ONE is jealous you pillock lol
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    Awww sorry, didnt know you were not allowed an opinion if you are a new member! Maybe one day when i have spent all my spare time writing on here i will be cool enough to have an opion! Hit a raw nerve did i?? hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by horsesuitedfool View Post
    Definitely down to the driver, i have an Audi S3 and an X5 4.8is and its fantastic in the snow and ice, although with 315 tyres on the rear it doesnt cut through the ice like the S3 smaller tyres do. Also, in response to the no muscle, i would say mine is anything but, it goes like a scalded cat and for a 2.5 ton motor to pull like a train its pretty impressive and with remap it makes my S3 feel like a fiat panda!! They are not ego cars, that is just something people that dont have one call them, the food chain is what it comes down to. Someone in a P reg fiesta will think an S3 is an ego car simply because they cant afford one, and so the S3 owner thinks that of an X5 owner and so maybe i should think it of a Bentley owner!! Be happy with your S3 and not jeleous of more expensive cars!!!
    Hey boys, I rest my case, not egotistical at all huh, anyone seen my horsebox

    twat, lol, cant afford, lol, thats good one, as you dont know me then how could you possibly comment like this, bet yours are on credit aswell, lol

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    Few NEW members airing their views lol NO ONE is jealous you pillock lol
    Beat me to it son, lol, defies belief people like this think they can go around acting in this manner, its idiots like this that have got us into the trouble the world is, come down to reality you dick or go find a site about horses cause your attitude isnt welcome here I can assure you.

    I think Horse & Fool just about explains you, so the username is very apt for you huh

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    Quote Originally Posted by horsesuitedfool View Post
    Awww sorry, didnt know you were not allowed an opinion if you are a new member! Maybe one day when i have spent all my spare time writing on here i will be cool enough to have an opion! Hit a raw nerve did i?? hahaha.
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    Hahaha, ouch, you really took that to heart didnt you mate!! Guess that cant afford comment really narked you off, guess thats why you drive a diesel! If it were about egos and horse boxes i would have a Range Rover, not an X5. I just like the car, same as i like the S3, mainly as it pulls my kids around without being too boring a drive. Just cause you dont like it doesnt make it an 'Ego' car, a little judgemental i think. You dont like it when i judge you by your car and assume that because its an A3 and diesel that you cant afford something better so dont judge and assume that an X5 owner cant drive, owns horses and is full their own self importance! Not sure what your obsession with horses is, its just a joke username referring to a film you twat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by horsesuitedfool View Post
    Hahaha, ouch, you really took that to heart didnt you mate!! Guess that cant afford comment really narked you off, guess thats why you drive a diesel! If it were about egos and horse boxes i would have a Range Rover, not an X5. I just like the car, same as i like the S3, mainly as it pulls my kids around without being too boring a drive. Just cause you dont like it doesnt make it an 'Ego' car, a little judgemental i think. You dont like it when i judge you by your car and assume that because its an A3 and diesel that you cant afford something better so dont judge and assume that an X5 owner cant drive, owns horses and is full their own self importance! Not sure what your obsession with horses is, its just a joke username referring to a film you twat!
    LISTEN you HORSE F****D FOOL i dont drive a diesel! lol so get your facts straight! Why dont you let the handbrake go of your X5 and lay infront of it?? Offroading abilities will be seen when it counters a S**T HOLE like yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by FazS3 View Post
    LISTEN you HORSE F****D FOOL i dont drive a diesel! lol so get your facts straight! Why dont you let the handbrake go of your X5 and lay infront of it?? Offroading abilities will be seen when it counters a S**T HOLE like yourself
    Think he was replying to NHN lol, no need to get too serious guys, a bit of banta is good all round.

    I quite like X5's actually, but would never buy one, too big and thirsty! It would look good on my drive though...



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    I take it back, a twats useful, you're clearly not, but then again maybe you like getting fecked, lol

    Do yourself a favour fella, go play with your X5 in the field, hope it gets stuck then you'll be calling for a proper 4x4 landrover to get you out of the horse****

    Judgemental & your 1st post was exactly what again??? Sorry do I need to repeat it, feck of mate find a horseshow somewhere, get a bucket of ice to stick you're Dom in & hold your nose in the air a bit cause so far thats the general outlook you're giving of yourself

    What gets up alot of our noses apart from your smell of horses is stuck up pricks like you that come on the site newbie's start telling people that they cant afford you're car, I mean WTF is your problem, huh, I was making a comment based on what I've seen year after year of driving about london the country etc, X5 owners generally are very egotistical, simple fact, to buy a car like that to as you put it drag your kids about is a pathetic excuse, what are they 20 stone in weight(no direct comment to yours kids by the way) lets be honest you could fit 20 kids in the back of that, you bought it purely for one reason only & since you obviously know me maybe I know you, to show how big your dick is or not as such, as they say its a mans extension anyway

    I had my S3 for 7 years, an S4 V8 for 2 years,I did the sensible thing & sold them before the crash in market as I was going to sell in 08 anyway to buy a new S3, then saw prices were dropping so kept my money saved me losing 10 grand & waiting for the market to bottom out so saves me thousands on new S3, I dont tend to bendover in the stealers & let them feck me in the bottom like you probably do, I like a good deal not to be blatantly ripped of

    Question, did you buy yours cars outright or on credit, car finance?? Cause I'm guessing the latter, I own my cars & have for years now how many can say the same about that, not that I'm commenting about others with credit, but before you start bragging I've got this & that think about if its really yours or is it your companies

    Stop swinging your dick about & come back down to earth cause with that ****ty attitude you're make no friends on here & get no help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FazS3 View Post
    LISTEN you HORSE F****D FOOL i dont drive a diesel! lol so get your facts straight! Why dont you let the handbrake go of your X5 and lay infront of it?? Offroading abilities will be seen when it counters a S**T HOLE like yourself
    I have to admit, that made me chuckle for the offroading abilities & ****hole, lol, very well thought out, lmao, not I'm laughing at the Horseman but its pretty good for a friday huh Jojo, thats one you usually would come up with sneakily waiting in the corner to jump in, lol

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