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Old 30th October 2008, 17:41   #16
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Great set of pics there Aman, The white GV in snow really looks remarkable.
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Amazing Pictures dude.
Seems you had a great experience.
Wonder when will the toyota fortuner come so that i can buy one and enjoy off roading.
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Those pics bring back memories of driving in N. America. How did you folks manage to stay warm? Do the hotels have good heaters? These cold conditions can bring a man and wife together to bond in a closeness hitherto not experienced in the warmer climes of the Sub-continent.

You get to appreciate 2 things in vehicles in these conditions. A heater that works and a blower on the windshield. It is frustrating to have a 4x4 that can traverse the snow only to be stymied by a fogged up (or, worse yet, iced up) windshield that should have been cleared by a 800 rupee blower. Mahindra, I hope you are taking notes!
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Old 30th October 2008, 20:05   #19
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Great pictures! I was just about wondering in awe what SUVs can do. Snow and all... I was going all "wah waah" in my my head and then I saw an indica in the background... Grrr... photoshop and replace with that taxi with a pajero please!
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Great pictures! I was just about wondering in awe what SUVs can do. Snow and all... I was going all "wah waah" in my my head and then I saw an indica in the background...
That basically underlines what I saying in Aman's Safari thread. When it comes to snow, SUVs don't have much over sedans. The bigger wheels may help glide over little heavier snow, and a little more traction than 2WD, that's it. On snowed out roads, Indica can probably do 90% as much as GV.

Based on my GV experience on slush, I can imagine it to be equally bad on snow, not much better than cars. But the photographs of white GV against white snow is breath taking.
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Old 30th October 2008, 20:36   #21
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@ Samuri - How do other full-time 4WD vehicles available in india compare to the GV? The tucson specifically... any idea?
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dude those are some real real real sexy snowy pix!!!! cheers:
cant even imagine how much fun you would have had on this trip. pure fun and excitement is what i can think of.
love all your pix.
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When it comes to snow, SUVs don't have much over sedans.
Chains. They help a lot. Perhaps more than 4WD?
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Chains. They help a lot. Perhaps more than 4WD?
Of course. A sedan with snow chains is better than 4WD with street tyres.
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Thank You All for appreciating my pics.
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Thank You All for appreciating my pics.
You're welcome, but kindly note that it takes great pics for us to appreciate them!
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Of course. A sedan with snow chains is better than 4WD with street tyres.
Front wheel sedan, right? With rear wheel drive, you will be all over the place, I guess, even with Snow chains.
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Front wheel sedan, right? With rear wheel drive, you will be all over the place, I guess, even with Snow chains.
On a RWD car, the chains are on the rear wheels, so you're fine.

I'm not a big fan of chains - you have to keep on adding and removing them depending on weather conditions and you're limited to city speed (30mph). Else they begin clanking and begin ripping out parts of your undercarriage .

Snow tires are a much better option.
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though I am not much of SUV lover, these pics make me crave for a GV !
Lovely set ! Ice covered SUVs look hot to me !

PS: can any of the car-makers come up with a mechanism that makes an SUV full of snow/ dirt/ mud clean itself, by shaking the body - ala dog removing water off their body - dont know the exact word, but hope you get the drift.
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PS: can any of the car-makers come up with a mechanism that makes an SUV full of snow/ dirt/ mud clean itself, by shaking the body - ala dog removing water off their body - dont know the exact word, but hope you get the drift.
I know of a car maker that made such an advertisement for sure! Jeep Grand Cherokee if I recall correctly!
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