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Just purchased Avensis t2 d-4d to replace Freelander.Can anyone give an opinion as to how it will drive in snow?

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are you putting Winter tyres on it?

Obviously a Freelander can cope with conditions that an Avensis won't but you should be OK unless you live at the top of a hill with an unploughed road/track leading up to it ... ;0

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Oops! I live at the bottom of an unploughed track,this winter will be interesting.

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Oops! I live at the bottom of an unploughed track,this winter will be interesting.

Good job you didn't buy a Merc or a BMW then, now that would have been very interesting :naughty: .

I found mine pretty good over the past few years to be honest even with All Weather tyres.

Pete.

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Just purchased Avensis t2 d-4d to replace Freelander.Can anyone give an opinion as to how it will drive in snow?

the best result to have a studded tires, for sure

but good winter tyres works fine, as well

i dislike all seazon tyres in winter

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Studded tyres are illegal for road use in the UK.

Winter tyres are available though.

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Studded tyres are illegal for road use in the UK.

Winter tyres are available though.

you might be right with studs

i m not awared with regulations in the UK

regards

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You might need M+S tyres! :lol:

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I drove yesterday in winter conditions.

I saw somebody saying something about Merc and BMW.

First, I find rear wheel driving easier to control (I'm used to driving rear wheel drive since I was 18). If you have good winter tires, you get by easily. The car skids? More Poweeerrr!

The Avensis, is lower than most of the competition, so you might have a few problems if there is a "crest" or if the road is not properly "cleared" in the middle, but that was not the case in my driving.

I was warned ( my "off-road driving" includes a few difficult spots where I like to fish or ski ) that were not comparable to the competition such as Ford, VW, or Skoda, but I did not manage to scrape the bottom of the Avensis yet.

So, I say, it's all about having good tyres and , most important of them all is that piece that you can find between the driver's seat and the steering wheel.

Best regards

K

BTW, do you guys know what the official ground clearance is on the 2003-2007 Avensis vs the competition?

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