Right folks, I know it's not winter just yet, although looking out of the window today you'd be forgiven for thinking it was, so I'm wondering about getting a spare set of wheels and fitting some snow/wet tyres. I really struggled in the snow last year in the FWD A5. I'm looking at the Vredestein range as they seem a good deal. My question is two-fold really. Is the S3 any good in the snow, does the quattro make that much difference? i.e. will i get up 10% hills from a standing start? Does anybody here have experience of using winter or snow specific tyres on their cars? Cheers!