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      02-11-2016 08:55 AM #1
      Apologies to all for being away for a while. Busy at work and needed a vaca. (with no technology) except for my camera.

      So being a new 1st year new owner of my 04 Sweetheart Phaeton, I was hesitant to take it on our skiing excursion to the mountains. I have an older 98 forester we normally take. But at the last minute, I kept thinking to myself instead of sitting on this hard seat for the 4 hour trip why not take the P and be comfortable. I have heard on the forum and read about its super power snow handling abilities. So, off I set backing up the soob to the P and reloading our supplies.

      Long story short, which as soon as I return this coming weekend, I will post a blog on my mtn excursion trip. And yes there is video of us getting off the main road and finding ourselves offroading and no I was not happy. But anyway, sorry got sidetracked.

      So here is one of my winter Phaeton pics for your enjoyment. Please PLEASE post feel free to post a pic of YOUR winter Phaeton from around the world.

      And I just want to add, its been snowing up here on Sugar Mountain for the last 4 days. This car was incredible in the snow. It marched right up the top of the hill to our cabin without complaining one bit. I now have even MORE respect for this beast!


      [IMG]The cold Phaeton by Bay Surfin, on Flickr[/IMG]


      P.S. I hope this picture works as I am trying to write and upload this from my note 3 phone.

      CHEERS!!!

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      02-11-2016 09:28 AM #2
      Amen!!!!
      Well worded. This is by far the best car ever built. Awesome in winter, great in summer.

      This morning:


      The worst it's ever looked: this was in February of 2015









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      02-11-2016 02:12 PM #3
      Taken in Cantabria, northern Spain:

    5. 02-11-2016 04:11 PM #4
      What tires?


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      02-11-2016 04:40 PM #5
      When I took that picture my Phaeton was fitted with Pirelli Sottozero 235/55R17.

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      02-11-2016 04:48 PM #6
      definitely does not look like anyone is running snow tires...

      and I thought people Driving expensive cars were smart enough to know better.


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      02-11-2016 04:50 PM #7
      I've never owned a pair of snow tires and I have never been in an accident. I find that the phaeton is heavy enough and the ESP does a good job.

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    9. 02-11-2016 05:21 PM #8
      Here's my winter shot!


    10. 02-11-2016 05:24 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by phaetonjohn View Post
      I've never owned a pair of snow tires and I have never been in an accident. I find that the phaeton is heavy enough and the ESP does a good job.

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      Totally agree. On the rare occasions I've had to drive on slippery roads, the Phaeton has had far more traction than anything else I've ever owned, it's hard to get it to slide at all. The highlight was during a massive winter storm several years ago when I had to pick someone up from the airport. There's a hill just before Terminal A at DFW and there were cars and trucks stuck all over it. I just headed to the side and drove right past them all without missing a beat.

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      02-11-2016 05:39 PM #10
      Your car is beautiful! Love it.

      Yes, I've had an occasion like that. It was in the town of Tillsonburg. There was this traffic light at the bottom of this steep hill that I got stuck at. There was a van spinning trying to get up it. I just putted right along past it, with zero wheel spin.


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      02-11-2016 06:00 PM #11
      First winter tyres... back in 2009/10. Followed by treatment for hernia.....


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      02-11-2016 06:01 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by cbh123 View Post
      definitely does not look like anyone is running snow tires

      Sottozeros are winter tires

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      02-11-2016 06:05 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by phaetonjohn View Post
      I've never owned a pair of snow tires and I have never been in an accident. I find that the phaeton is heavy enough and the ESP does a good job.

      -John


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      I'd never not have winter tyres now. We don't get much snow and not often... having experienced the V6 on snow with and without... I'll not be doing the without ever again. The difference in capability is staggering.

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      02-13-2016 10:50 AM #14
      well back to the hustle of everyday life. havent had time to just sit and relax. i will edit the vids together later and post.

      phaetonjohn looks like a roadtrip in the making to head that way.

      to everyone else more pics PLEASE! Love it.

      here's a few more pics..

      [IMG]All alone 2. by Bay Surfin, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]All alone by Bay Surfin, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]Winter 2 cold by Bay Surfin, on Flickr[/IMG]

      enjoy.

      ~Darren

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      North of England in March last year

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      02-14-2016 08:31 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Callsignviper12 View Post
      well back to the hustle of everyday life. havent had time to just sit and relax. i will edit the vids together later and post.

      phaetonjohn looks like a roadtrip in the making to head that way.

      to everyone else more pics PLEASE! Love it.

      here's a few more pics..

      [IMG]All alone 2. by Bay Surfin, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]All alone by Bay Surfin, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]Winter 2 cold by Bay Surfin, on Flickr[/IMG]

      enjoy.

      ~Darren
      Lol thanks Darren! Mine keeps looking worse every day. I've one got a half inch of ground clearance from all the slouch build up in the wheel wells.



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      02-14-2016 11:28 AM #17
      In the case of snow tires - ignorance is not bliss

      There is no excuse for anyone that understands even grade school physics.
      The difference in traction is STAGGERING
      THE COST IS ZERO
      every car uses more than one set of tires and snows are less expensive than summer tires.
      Also with a set of snows, you can get proper summer tires for extra traction in the summer.

      Sure a heavy AWD car has some traction when starting from a stop, but for lateral traction AWD and weight give no benefit.

      One simple fender bender is way more expensive than tires, and eventually non-snow tire guys will crash.
      Also, driving "carefully" is simply a pain for all the other properly equipped cars. Nobody likes a slow poke in the snow.

      My neighbour was being silly this fall, and refused to put his snows on before it actually snowed. Then first snowfall he slid into a curb at the end of our street. Mercedes 4Matic E-Class... $2000 to get it fixed, and that did not include replacing the scratched summer wheel.

      Next insurance companies even give a discount if you use snows.

      I simply cannot understand or accept how any reasonably intelligent person would inconvenience other motorists, and endanger themselves - take proven risks; based on unfounded logic, economics, and physics.

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      02-14-2016 11:52 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by cbh123 View Post
      I simply cannot understand or accept how any reasonably intelligent person would inconvenience other motorists, and endanger themselves - take proven risks; based on unfounded logic, economics, and physics.


      You greatly overestimate the common man.

      99.9% of people I have ever known, regardless of state lived in, age, economic standing, education, etc- have 1 set of tires on a car, purchased on price alone and drive them until they are completely wore out. Same goes for brakes- drive until they grind.
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      02-14-2016 10:12 PM #19
      I suppose I should say this applies to places where there is winter - with snow.

      For the once in 50 year snow in Florida, I recommended staying home.
      I've seen traffic videos of southern states with rare snow... It is alarming to watch.
      Would not want to be insurance those days,
      And I would bet every driver would say "not my fault, I'm a perfect experienced driver"

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      02-15-2016 07:45 AM #20
      Here you go!

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      02-15-2016 10:16 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by perfrej View Post
      Here you go!



      Perfrej .....that is a beautiful car and the color, WoW!. Thanks for the pic. Feel free to PM me pics ANYTIME you feel the need. Gorgeous..!

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      02-15-2016 12:32 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by cbh123 View Post
      In the case of snow tires - ignorance is not bliss

      There is no excuse for anyone that understands even grade school physics.
      The difference in traction is STAGGERING
      THE COST IS ZERO
      every car uses more than one set of tires and snows are less expensive than summer tires.
      Also with a set of snows, you can get proper summer tires for extra traction in the summer.

      Sure a heavy AWD car has some traction when starting from a stop, but for lateral traction AWD and weight give no benefit.

      One simple fender bender is way more expensive than tires, and eventually non-snow tire guys will crash.
      Also, driving "carefully" is simply a pain for all the other properly equipped cars. Nobody likes a slow poke in the snow.

      My neighbour was being silly this fall, and refused to put his snows on before it actually snowed. Then first snowfall he slid into a curb at the end of our street. Mercedes 4Matic E-Class... $2000 to get it fixed, and that did not include replacing the scratched summer wheel.

      Next insurance companies even give a discount if you use snows.

      I simply cannot understand or accept how any reasonably intelligent person would inconvenience other motorists, and endanger themselves - take proven risks; based on unfounded logic, economics, and physics.
      My sentiments exactly!! Love AWD, and Love my driving Phaeton in the snow with snow tires. It would be scary with the Conti near slicks that I have for summer tires!!

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      02-16-2016 07:30 PM #23
      This is from last winter.


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      01-16-2017 08:56 AM #24
      Hi, Guys!

      This is my first post here.
      Some winter photo of my Phaeton







    26. 01-16-2017 02:09 PM #25
      Nice see Phaeton in the winter. Trying to get up to Lake Tahoe..


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