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    took the wife and kids to lapland for christmas,their roads are 4 to 6 inches deep with packed snow (around minus 20deg c)and everyone drives as normal. there's no crawling about at 10 mph they have proper winter tyres and drive at "normal"speeds ie 40 to 60mph with no problems stopping etc
    these were as i say normal cars not 4wd and i never saw a problem
    damn cold over there though and only light for 3 hours a day

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    Did you drive your veccy over there? Forgive my ignorance but where exactly is lapland?

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    about 180 miles into arctic circle v.northern finland,and no i flew from east midlands airport (3 hours)

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    It is normal driving conditions for them.

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    just go to sweden thats good enough they can all drive on snow/ice.. well atleast most in Sweden, Norway, Finland (dont think Danish can.. they still think.. ohhh its snow.. i cant drive more thatn 15 mph.. when i then come blasting past with 50-60 mph.. )

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    Trouble where I am is it can be 3 inches of snow during day, then slush next morning, freeze again with a dusting of snow, more slush, then heavy snow. I'd be changing tyres every other day.

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    Just keep your wintertyres on or studded tyres..

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    i was only there 4 days but the nicest car i spotted was a black toyota accord estate ,black 19's and of course studded snow tyres,tints etc very tidy looking

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    im goin to lapland on sunday, carnt wait!!

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    you'll love it .its not too cold at the present about -15 when i was there snowsuit and thermal socks you'll be sorted,just wait and see how they drive even the pensioners drive at 60mph on packed snow/ice and the coach drivers must be ex rally drivers

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