I thought my car was invincible in the snow with my snow tires. I guess not. I got the car stuck on a hill today. I would have backed it down the hill, but the car ended up pressed very close to the curb. In order to get the car moving I had to use the curb as a pivot point and literally turn the car around by backing up against it and cranking the wheel. After about 30 minutes, I finally managed to do it. A slightly scratched wheel, and the smell of burnt-something were the result though. Anyone else having trouble with the snow?
And for anyone who wants to lecture me about driving the car in the snow, please save it. It's the only car I have. I need sympathy!
Don't sweat it. It's a car, not a tank. My wife was giving me the what-for when I asked to use her Jeep the other day when we got 5" of snow overnight. "Great. Now you own TWO cars that you won't drive in the winter".
So the next day I headed out in the new M5 with stock tires in about 2" of the "stuff". I have to report that the car REALLY SURPRISED ME how good it was in the snow. The DSC works beautifully. MUCH more traction than I has envisioned, and great balance.
Some background: I always have "winter wheels and tires" on my vehicles in the winter months, even my Wife's 4WD Jeep. And my former car was a front-wheel drive Ford Taurus SHO with Blizzaks at all four corners. So moving to the rear-wheel drive M5 with performance tires really had me spooked. But not for long!
As you know, I just bought a set of Dunlop Winter Sport S2's for the M5 next winter. I'm actually excited about DRIVING the M5 year 'round now. No need to tuck it away for 1/2 the year!
And now I have the perfect excuse to order those Fikse wheels....
Phew! Just got back from swapping tires on my stock wheels. Can't hardly make it back home even with a Uhaul van. Hardly any traction.
9 inches in a day, I can't believe I'm still living in Boston.
This afternoon, over 100 cars in Boston highway has been involved in serious accident. In this kind of weather, snow tires can only prevent you from hitting another car, but other cars might still have the fat chance to hit yours. Drive safe all M5s in the snow region!
I feel for you man, I spent the better part of this morning trying to get my car in the driveway... factory wheels with 50% tred P-zeros... you think they are bad on dry pavement, you should see them in the snow! Needless to say the M5's a driveway queen in weather like this. Will this $#$%^&# winter ever end??
I can't take much more captain!!
i feel for you guys. i used the m5 last year in the snow. i got tired of the worry and just took cabs everywhere. now i own a range rover. so a day before the snow comes, i go get the car washed, put it in the garage, drive the truck for a couple days....then after the roads get dry.....im the cleanest car buzzin around the city!
cant wait for kelleners!
Sorry to hear that. I had a frustrating experience in the snow in my stealth car a few weeks ago. I was parked on a hill and I didn't see it at the time, but one of the tires sat on top of some ice on the ground. After nearly 15 minutes of trying to get out, I tried stuffing stuff under the wheel. I found a mat and stuck it underneath the wheel, only to watch it fly out from under the wheel and end up behind the car. I actually went to buy a 10lb bag of salt from the nearby 7-11 and a meatball sandwich from a pizza shop. After about 30 minutes of salting and eating, I didn't make any progress. So I found a screwdriver and was able to chip away at some of the ice. After another 20 minutes, I finally made progress. I was finally free! Only to find myself in a very similar situation a few days later! Only spent 1 hour that second time. Oh, for the lack of a limited-slip differential ...
i got it and i havent called eisenhaus yet. but believe me, it will be on asap. by the way, we should set up a N.E. m5 meet. boston, ny, jersey, ct, etc. im farther away, but will have no problem on driving. we would have to do it before May though. im moving back to chicago.