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Posted by News on June 20, 2009, 3:50 pm

A hybrid has two engines, an electric and an IC, with brake regen.  Very
different to a tractor only engine setup.

Posted by daestrom on June 6, 2009, 2:19 pm

Try moving up to the Tug Hill Plateau.  It makes WNY look like nice.
Highest record (unofficial because NWS doesn't have a station there) is 6 ft
in 24hrs.

From December thru February there is about a 50/50 chance I'll have to drive
through a white-out at least once a week.

I laugh at all the SUV, pickups and Hummers driving to work and I drive the
same 15 miles as they do in a simple two-wheel drive Chevy Lumina.  Driving
in snow isn't about how much money you spend on your vehicle, it's knowing
how to stop/start and get up/down hills without ending up in the ditch.  Bet
I could do it in a hybrid just as well.  Once this Lumina gets to the
ten-year-old point, I'll probably find out.


Posted by robert bowman on June 6, 2009, 6:46 pm
 daestrom wrote:

Around here, it seems every year a significant number of motorists need a
refresher course to convince them a 4WD or AWD slides off the road just as
well as a Ford Pinto. My biggest concern is dodging the out of control
Hummers with my Yaris. Great little car, but not what you want to bring to
a demolition derby. The local driving conditions tend toward snow packed
and icy so I'll take a FWD car with studs all around over a SUV with all
weather radials any day.

Posted by Lord Gow333, Dirk Benedict's n on June 7, 2009, 2:24 am

No argument from me. You guys do get hammered up there.

Why in God's name do you live there?

Very true. What many seem to forget is that a 4x4 slides just as easily as a
car when you hit the brakes, probably even more so with the extra weight.
That said, drivers being equal, the four by wins in snow. Proof? How many
plow trucks are 2wd?

Good luck.

"Keep it simple. If it takes a genius to understand it, it will never work."
- Clarence Leonard "Kelly" Johnson

Posted by robert bowman on June 7, 2009, 5:48 am
 Lord Gow333, Dirk Benedict's newest fan! wrote:

You mean the six wheelers with the sand/salt spreader on the rear and the
wing plow in front? Most of them, unless you want to count 4 wheels on one
axle as 4WD.

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