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  1. That is as maybe but this is a 19 plate car. Someone has been thrashing it to need tyres replaced already. Nothing wrong with that, but noise comes with speed.
  2. I always get my tyres rotated during servicing on any 4WD car, although with directional tyres this has reverted to front and back. I also replace all four at the same time to balance the handling. A more expensive hit, but less frequent.
  3. As said, the car will tell you. Mine usually does so @ 9k miles. Which is about 4 months.
  4. I'd suggest a handgun drawer, but that would be in jest. Sweets hidden from my dieting wife who doesn't know the drawer is there in reality.
  5. I have some presents hidden in there. The exhaust coincidentally sounds louder. Some may approve.
  6. It is a car. I intend to keep it and drive it into the ground. At least I'll get my money's worth. Currently 4 years old and 60k miles. Alternatively, a climate controlled garage as an investment but where's the fun in that? Anything in between is a compromise. Worst of both sides. You lose money and don't have fun.
  7. My technique - Get the seat position and height sorted to operate the pedals in comfort ignoring all else. Then adjust the back angle to be comfortable while being able to reach the necessary buttons. Then adjust the steering wheel angle and rake to suit the seat position. Works for me anyway....
  8. You will have to push it fairly hard. They are quite heavy.
  9. Switch heating on full, remember the mirrors too. Wipe off all of any snow. Scrape off any frost or ice from windows and lights. Go. Doesn't really take that long. Learned in Canada. Use of any water and quite often de-icer simply adds to the problem over there.
  10. I found one in the cubby box when I bought mine nearly new. Nice. What is not so nice is that it doesn't work since the latest IOS update. Software and/or cable compatibility needs to be checked. Edit:- Dust in connector (or similar).
  11. The studs are for the ice under the snow
  12. You have to define a basic car with skinny tyres first. A GTD does not fit that bill My wife's base models Clio and Polo were both better than my Legacy or R in proper snow. The width of the tyres is what makes the difference. Look at a rally car kitted out for snow. Also one of my main problems last year was the front spoiler being a snowplow for everyone else.
  13. "So, my current thinking is, R should be fine on snow with summer tyres due to 4wd. NOTHING will save you if you overcook it on ice, 4wd or not! " You may be disappointed in snow with summer tyres. A budget car on skinny tyres will trump an R on fat tyres in amything more than an inch of snow.
  14. I have found there to be two levels of automatic braking on my 2015 manual. 1. Normal smooth and gentle on adaptive cruise. 2. Hard aggressive braking when it activates emergency braking. That is the annoying one as it is usually not required and overly aggressive. As a side note, I find engine braking on my R to be near as damn it non existent. Note that the majority of my driving is busy commuting at low revs. My opinion may well change when doing "proper driving" but I tend to be focussing on what I am doing at the time, not the whys and wherefors.
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