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    stuck in the snow

    hi guys i was wondering if anyone else had this happen to them? i drive a astra coupe (z18xe) with raceland coilovers, i have gotten stuck twice out at the parents house in the country side with deep snow while my brother in his mk2 golf 1.4 can drive around in it with no problem.

    i'm a good driver in this weather because i spend near a month every year in Verdie Switzerland a ski resort.

    i also noticed that when i go to lift the clutch out to pull me it surges with power then starts to spin and thats with out any throtle.

    i think it could be my clutch because some times i need to press it twice to get into gear.

    anyone?

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    I got stuck the other night, i was driving, avoided a huge snowman body and ended up 180 round into the kerb full of snow. I tried to get out, kept spinning, so then i tried 2nd gear, eased on the clutch a bit and it rode out no bother. I have Avon low profile tyres and they just get caked in snow, i've left my car alone since lol traction control light goes mental on me too
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    second gear dosent work to get me out either same thing happens surge of power then spining wheels and i'm on all weather tyres with the normal 16'' wheels

    are astras just very bad for snow?

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    My Astra is great in the snow (and really good on very very wet roads too). It's an auto and I find the 'snow mode' makes getting out of the snow no problem.
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    that sound like just the job for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by 22rabbits View Post
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    i'm a good driver in this weather because i spend near a month every year in Verdie Switzerland a ski resort.....
    Whoop-de-ping !

    Lets look at the facts here:
    Coupe lowered getting stuck in deep snow.....
    nothing else to read.

    Does'nt matter if your names "Ray Bear Survivorman Grylls" the car is too low.

    Solutions:
    Raise the suspension,
    Drive on compacted snow,
    Keep it moving try not to stop,
    Sell it and buy a Landy,
    Buy a winter hack,
    Dont drive to your parents.


    This advice has been brought to you via the tried and tested tongue in cheek method, although having humour in mind whilst reading, some of it actually does read true and make sense.

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    fingers crossed i've not had any problems yet ( Mk4 SRi 1.8 ) been through some thick-ish snow (we've had about 2 foot here) but just eased it through at a constant speed and ive been fine.. its the ice thats the problem now! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22rabbits View Post
    are astras just very bad for snow?
    No, your tyres are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coo View Post

    Solutions:
    Raise the suspension,
    Drive on compacted snow,
    Keep it moving try not to stop,
    Sell it and buy a Landy,
    Buy a winter hack,
    Dont drive to your parents.


    This advice has been brought to you via the tried and tested tongue in cheek method, although having humour in mind whilst reading, some of it actually does read true and make sense.
    I know you've said you've been humorous, but that bits a bit of a lie, especially when frozen solid, should go over undisturbed snow when its frozen over.
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    ill be out with the C spaner's in the morning raising her up to the last lol she'll look like a landy when i'm done lol

    p.s the snow out there is 3 foot and pure powder and no other cars go down the lane.

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