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    Mini Mad
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    currently looking into a new job, and with that I'm 'window shopping' at moment on my next car.


    The route to my new place of work, fingers crossed I get it, is quite hilly, but I'm thinking on rear wheel drive car.................any way to combat or cope if it WAS to be arear wheel drive and the snow hit?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasdair JCW View Post
    Is this to replace the Paceman?
    Possibility........but keeping all options open
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    Tyre choice will have more of an impact than drivetrain layout. Having AWD will only benefit you when it comes to putting power down but a RWD or FWD car with the correct winter tyres will be able to accelerate, turn and stop more effectively than an AWD on normal, all-year tyres.

    Our Clubman All4 on Pilot Super Sports was much worse in the snow last year than my dad's MINI Convertible with winter tyres fitted. The Clubman has AWD and the Convertible is FWD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasdair JCW View Post
    Tyre choice will have more of an impact than drivetrain layout. Having AWD will only benefit you when it comes to putting power down but a RWD or FWD car with the correct winter tyres will be able to accelerate, turn and stop more effectively than an AWD on normal, all-year tyres.

    Our Clubman All4 on Pilot Super Sports was much worse in the snow last year than my dad's MINI Convertible with winter tyres fitted. The Clubman has AWD and the Convertible is FWD.


    hmmmm so for talking sake, a rear wheel drive BMW or GT86 would be ok with hilly route to potential work in the white stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MINI William View Post
    I don’t think a GT86 is a good idea at anytime of the year. They look awful
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    Quote Originally Posted by MINI William View Post
    I don’t think a GT86 is a good idea at anytime of the year. They look awful
    but look so much better done up!
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