View Full Version : This is why my parents call me "last minute Mitch" *pics

11-25-2005, 01:38 AM
Totally unprepared for this winter. Im looking into winter beaters right now. looking at a 91 passat syncro. in the mean time. i didnt even take my summer wheels off.

11-25-2005, 01:42 AM
no need for a winter beater, just throw some steelies on that bad boy and have some fun

11-25-2005, 06:57 AM
those Passat syncro's are sweet but they have the worst clutches everyone I've driven the clutch releases as soon as you move it slightly

11-25-2005, 09:31 AM
why don't you just get steelies and a solid set of winters?

11-25-2005, 09:55 AM
At least you aren't "one minute Mitch"

If you are going to be near Boston you can take my stock rims + tires for cheap.

11-25-2005, 12:29 PM
last minute mitch LOL! ya bum!

11-25-2005, 04:39 PM
Damn that must be fun in this.

Get a beater, or just some steelies. You have the best winter car option already.

11-25-2005, 09:10 PM
i still dont get why all these quatto owners are looking for beaters. the a4 is supposed to be the winter beater.

11-25-2005, 10:42 PM
I just want to save on the mileage. I absolutely love my car and want it to last as long as possible. plus I have H & R race installed and last year I just plowed the damn road for the city.

11-25-2005, 10:50 PM
wow , how can you not wanna drive your quattro in this snow ? I dont understand.

The cars loves it with some snows on ..

11-25-2005, 10:52 PM
my car loves it with the summer tires on. Its gonna be hard, but i'll have to try. especially if I get a Syncro. then maybe I wont mind so much.

11-26-2005, 05:30 AM
Originally posted by LateraLex
At least you aren't "one minute Mitch"

If you are going to be near Boston you can take my stock rims + tires for cheap.

LOl!!! One Minute Mitch!! LMAO!!!hahahha

Mitch, for what it's worth, taking the risk with a winter beater that may need maintenance and possibly be costly, may not be a better route then a set of steelies with good snow tires and Quattro. I hear ya on the mileage, but 15,000 kms for the season you'll save? Is it worth it? Not to mention, beaters may not be a safest, so you could end up getting into an at fault. I totally do not wish for that, just something I'd consider. Plus you'll be missing out on the fun bro.

11-26-2005, 10:00 AM
A winter beater is gonna cost way too much. Just get a set of tires and drive it. What good is a car if you can't drive it? I think you are being silly, not like it's a ferrari or something, it's made to be able to be used in winter weather.

11-26-2005, 10:11 AM
^^^ exactly. Plus there are some decent days in the winter where you'll have no snow and decent temp. So enjoy your car.

11-26-2005, 10:26 AM

your not the only one bro....... still havent gotten the winters on yet...... GADDAMN!

11-26-2005, 04:37 PM
same here nd i need tooo!!

11-26-2005, 10:33 PM
beaters suck. winter driving is already comprimised. choosing to drive a substandard vehicle is like volunteering to be handicapped. in traffic. on ice.

a nimrod in a rolling crap wagon almost took us out on the freeway thanksgiving morning. driving through that nasty sidewind and blinding flurries (rear fogs rock!) the memory of my old f150 with wobbly ball joints made me cringe.

i'd probably get a bigger check for totalling the car than selling it anyway.

this thing is a beast and it probably saved the lives of me, my wife, and our two little boys more than once on Thursday.


see this crap? it's salt. it washes off.

11-26-2005, 10:47 PM
nice tires, blizzaks?

11-26-2005, 11:16 PM
Dunlop M2 WinterSport

i had WS-50 Blizzaks on 16" wheels last year. they are more aggressive in deep snow but way too sketchy on the freeway. the M2s feel almost like summer tires. dry cornering is surprising to say the least. freeway performance is exceptional.

deep snow is ok but not great. i was on unplowed roads in northern michigan this afternoon and it wasn't a problem. it was mostly 6-8" with 18-30" drifts. i got stuck briefly when the tires caught halfway through a J-turn leaving me perpendicular to the road. luckily my passenger dead lifts 650 pounds.
lesson learned: with this much traction i need to stay on the gas all the way through the J turn. as soon as i let up the car stopped rotating.