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Long time, no see. We all know how lovely the S-Type is, but it's far from ideal in Norwegian winters. It's too low and easily gets stuck in the driveway. And the antispin doesn't help at all. Once you get going and the snow isn't too deep, it's very nice of course. A better differential would make everything more enjoyable, though. The picture is from last winter's trip to Trysil, by the way.



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Hi Knut,

Nice to see you back.  I must admit that I rarely use my s type in snow. Luckily, we live in an area with plenty of shops!



PS.  And that is Norway in May! --  We still love the country and the people.



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I still have the jitters when I contemplate driving my XF-S in snow or ice. I know there's the "winter" button. but 255/35x20 Pirellis don't sound ideal for slippery stuff!


TDF photo btw Peter!

This was Norway in 2013...


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On 9/30/2020 at 5:21 PM, Suppedraken said:

It's too low and easily gets stuck in the driveway.

Twenty years ago, when I lived way out in the forest with very steep roads, I put on snow chains hundreds of times and could do it in less than five minutes. The last time I got stuck in the driveway, I bought a pair of snowchains. But the car is so low and there's so little space around the wheels that I couldn't put them on. So I ended up towing it out onto the main road with the Hilux. We do of course have a large Honda snow thrower, but for some reason I thought it wasn't necessary that day.

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