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#1 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 01:34 PM
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I live in Twinsburg, Ohio. Same weather as Buffalo NY. We had 15" of snow since yesterday. My Rav4 with new Firestone Winterforce tires, went through 2 feet of snow like an ATV! A very capable snow buggie!

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I was just going to post the same........getting alot of snow here in N.lreland although nowhere near as deep as USMCmailman's.......really impressed with the Rav 4.1...its brilliant. 8)

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Brox, right on! They are a lot tougher than they look! I had a Tacoma 4x4. Toyota bought it back due to rust issues and I bought a used (2000) Rav4. Gets 27 mpg. and snow is no problem! Great little ride !

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Yep, got to admit, their good.

Simply cleaned windscreen and out she drove.




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I've got to admit the RAV Giant is a real nice model, did you get the Giant mountain bike roof rack and bike rack?
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Got the Toyota roof rack but not the Toyota bike rack, its a Halfords one thats on it.

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Don't they use snowplows on normal roads too in Canada?
During the time we had snow, all cars which where spreading around salt to make the roads better drivable, also had snowplows on them.

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In the Netherlands you would be in violation for not cleaning your side windows if you would drive off like that. 160 to 480 euro's fine depending on the amount of visibility from the car.
I assume GB also has something like that, or not?
And i assume you got into the car from the other side?
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@Nico
Don't they use snowplows on normal roads too in Canada?
During the time we had snow, all cars which where spreading around salt to make the roads better drivable, also had snowplows on them.

@smiler AS
In the Netherlands you would be in violation for not cleaning your side windows if you would drive off like that. 160 to 480 euro's fine depending on the amount of visibility from the car.
I assume GB also has something like that, or not?
And i assume you got into the car from the other side?
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The UK is a complete joke dealing with snow.......1 or 2 inches brings the country to a stand still.......quite embarrassing really.

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In the Netherlands you would be in violation for not cleaning your side windows if you would drive off like that. 160 to 480 euro's fine depending on the amount of visibility from the car.
I assume GB also has something like that, or not?
And i assume you got into the car from the other side?
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Dont worry, that was just me getting out of driveway on to farm road. Bonnet, roof all windows were cleaned prior to driving on public roads. Did hear that police were giving fines out if snow not properly cleaned from windows and roof.
Yep, UK, right hand drive.

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