What's your winter runners ?? Pics

Keane

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Just wondering what people have as there winter runners, or do you carry on using your car as an all rounder ?? I've got an s3 and use a nissan Micra super s (rare) as a winter runner
Love getting back in the s3 on the few nice days we get :) what you got ?
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Brodster

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The S3 is the daily on Avons still........During the Winter the S3 is stored in my detailing barn so 9/10 is cleaned on a daily basis to remove road grime. Its a ball ache but has to be done......a detailers car has to be clean regardless.
 
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S3Alex

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The S3 is the daily on Avons still........During the Winter the S3 is stored in my detailing barn so 9/10 is cleaned on a daily basis to remove road grime.

Mine lives outdoors and looks like an off-roader. Lol
 

Keane

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love that Alex ! I used the s3 all round last year waiting for the snow and didn't get blessed with any ! Was forever cleaning it and getting the grit off the car. Got a bit fed up in the end. I only do 5 miles to work and back (in the dark) so it seams pointless driving the s3 as it can't be good for her starting and stopping.
 

Keane

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I don't think I could cope with the performance differential between something like an S3 and a Nissan Micra, I only have 1 car so try and make it one that I can drive all year round with no issues.
Really ..? I really like it, makes the s3 feel so much better after not driving it for 2 weeks, I look forwards to driving it. Also like that it's keeping the miles down and I don't have to worry about where I park the Micra
 

Carefree69

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Been driving my Fabia vRS every day for 10 years now and now I have the A3 i will continue to use the trusty reliable rapid vRS if/when the weather gets crap.
 

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ninjakid

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My dear ole GTI gets me through winter times. But since getting my S3, I'm yet to experience some snow drifting action :blownose: Come on England gimme your worse lol
 

S.

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dirty s3 on winter tires :cold:
 

manor13

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all year round use here the money you spend running a winter car is wasted can use the proceeds for more cleaning products, refurb wheels if req and an excuse for more parts lol.
 

S3Alex

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I wouldn't be able too sleep I have parada spec 2 tyres and my God in the wet they are dangerous !
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I'm not recommending it,but try these.....:D



At least the Parada's have more tread,but the surprising thing about the Toyo's is just how much grip there is on a wet,(but not soaking) road.


These are my normal winter runners...

 

S.

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here's an old one but still same setup :)
 

leeds2592

When I grow up, I want a 964!
Personally don't see the point in running a winter car, put your money into decent wet weather/winter tyres and a good jet washer to wash all the grime and salt off.
 

Keane

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Not just about the weather ... It's all well and good spending money on winter tyres .. ( a mate works at sts and says there is no point in winter tyres). Apparently it's just a con and decent tyres are the same all year round. I like knowing the s3 is safe from weather and other drivers that can drive in snow :L also keeps the mileage down, not to mention work is 5 miles from home and it's not good for your car/turbo starting it in mornings and stopping 5 miles later when she's not even warm. It's also too dark at night to be washing the car when I finish work. save loads of money on fuel for more mods too !! :D
 

JudderMan

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Plus the people that can't drive in the wet/snow/slightly dark wearher and are a hazard to tour pride and joy.
 

Rideen

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Couldn't afford another car, so using my A3 and Sava Eskimo HP winter tyres. They are a bargain, made in Slovenia but grip like mad in wet conditions.
 

ninjakid

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Oh here's a pic of my winter runner now I've worked out how to put images on here
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LEE69

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Use mine all weathers/year just had 4 new "summers" put on, we don't really suffer from snow in Torquay...yes i know winters are better if under 7 deg...but...not for me, never felt the need.
 

Lukeyb

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I don't know, these winters are giving the esp light in second sometimes, my PS3s never did this
 

Forbzeeee

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Same car and same tyres for me all year round. I bought it to drive it and love it versus BMWs and the like during winter. Bring on the snow!!!
 
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