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  1. wemorgan

    wemorgan MB Club Veteran

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    No, not in-car-entertainment, but the frozen water variety. I had some of that this morning. Orange symbol appeared on the dash. I was almost compelled to rush back in to the garage at fit my winter tyres! In the same breath, I'm half wondering whether to have a BBQ this week-end. You've got to love England*

    *(Scotland - we know you've had ice all summer and are men of steel so it's always BBQ weather. Wales/N.Ireland - you can't deny it's too wet for a BBQ at any time)
     
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    It's what I most love about September - a sharp chill nervosity on the mornings opening into a lovely sunny but restrained warmth later. Rather like vintage Krug in fact. Could you send me some of the ice, I'd like to put the Krug on it!
     
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    Happy to do a swap - sounds like I'd be getting the better half of the deal.

    Agree about the weather though. The autumn months are great for drives around the Cotswolds.
     
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    Luckily it didn't drop below about 6°C here in the Midlands — I've only just put the leeks in.

    I'm on all-season tyres, so no changes needed.
     
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    Which MB has this ice warning?
     
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    Sorry - I'm an imposter on this forum. :)
     
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    Thought as much ;)
     
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    It was a very cold night though, reading the weather reports. The Mail suggested that we were shivering in bed, but with one sheet and a very thin cotton counterpane I was nice and warm, which means my new insulation and double glazing is working a treat.
     
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    All season tyres - bad choice,had them once never again.it is impossible to create rubber which handles same in hot and cold conditions.
    For me it is just marketing catch...but if you are happy
     
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    Pray tell Charles, how did they manage to insulate and double glaze your good self?:D
     
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    I had done that with 30 years of high living!

    The builders on the other hand did the walls and ceiling, the glaziers the window.
     
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    You mean they don't??? My mondeo did!:wallbash:
     
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    I am thanks, 20k miles done so far, not yet down to the 4mm winter tyre wear markers and they have been just fine from -5°C in snow (only tried once, we've had mostly warm weather since I bought them :rolleyes:) to +38°C at 130km/h on a French autoroute. They feel very secure in the rain, and stopping is uneventful in any conditions; a recent drive on a fairly wet and muddy grassy field (temporary car park) showed they have more grip than I'd expect from standard tyres. They have the M+S marking as well as the mountain and snowflake marking, so legal in the relevant bits of Europe.

    Of course they are a compromise, but I drive gently and have no complaints* with their performance. Maybe their on-limit cornering isn't as good as a set of sticky summer tyres; and maybe a set of full winters work better in extreme snow, but the hassle and expense of buying and storing a second set of wheels and the initial outlay for the winter tyres is too high a hurdle for me.

    So, thank you for your assessment of my choice; I must disagree with it. :)

    (*) ... I have a minor noise issue that may be attributable to these tyres; I'll find out when I next replace them.
     
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    Good they work for you
    It was just my experience and a bad one (in summer braking was horrible,tyres were smoking a lot even with abs;winter scary drive didn't feel as I have any grip and control over the car)
    Maybe it was just a dodgy set
     
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