Super fun if u have a big open place to slide around.I am in the Boston area and we get lots of snow. I am worried if I get the QV that it would be useless in the snow. I have never driven a rear wheel drive in the snow and I heard it was useless to do so. Any thoughts?
Yeah, I drove it in ATL as well, and actually almost lost it last night on black ice, and mine is a non-QV. These are one of the few days I wished I had looked harder for a Q4.I live in Atlanta and yeah, the summer tires + light weight + power do not fare well in the snow. We just got hit with 4inches and I felt as though my tires were made of butter ��
This is extremely nice to hear since I put on the same set of winters on my QV. Even your comment saying that "N" was OK inspires confidence since if it snows I was more or less likely to just leave it in A just to be on the safer side.Have installed Michelin Alpin snow tires on my QV about two weeks ago and had no problems whatsoever in a recent snowstorm over the weekend where we received 8” of snow in my town. Was shocked by how good the grip actually was. Extremely stable. Tested the brakes hard on an unsalted/unsanded, snowy/icy backroad and almost went through the windshield! Tires were really adding to the stopping power.
I was also surprised how much grip I was getting going up steep hills. In fact, on the way to my daughter’s basketball game in the heart of the storm, I witnessed a newer American AWD SUV with All-Season Tires slide off the road into a tree on somebody’s front lawn while taking a gentle curve, and not particularly fast at that. I had zero problems with traction myself.
In a nutshell, the 50/50 balance and amazing traction continues to shine, even in the snow. I had been debating getting a deeply discounted Stelvio as my winter vehicle, but after this weekend, I am 100% confident in the Alfa’s ability to handle snowy weather.
Get good snow tires, toss DNA into N, drive smoothly, and you will be pleasantly surprised by the traction you’re getting. Even wearing Blizzaks, my prior F80 M3 could barely get out of my driveway, but once on the go, was manageable. The snow really seems to accentuate how good the QV’s ability to put power to the pavement is versus how horribly the M3 transferred its power. You see the same impressive balance and traction in the dry, but nice to see it carries over to the snow as well. Looking forward to even harsher snowstorms now to stress the QV and the Michelin Alpins even further.
Woo-hoo...alpine rallying season!!