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    Has anybody noticed how poor the Signum feels in slippery conditions or is it just me ??

    The other weekend i was out fishing and even on muddy grass areas the Signum felt like it was slipping all over the place.

    The tyres are the factory fitted originals, any ideas , maybe its the tyres ??

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    I think a lot of cars would be sliding over muddy grass! Does it feel okay on damp roads etc.?

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    My Siggy actually feels better and drives totally different to my old Vectra. Maybe it's due to the longer wheelbase but it feels more stable.

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    i agree with caterman, my signum seems to handle much betterthan the vectra i had
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    More importantly what did you catch?

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    Not got a huge amount to contribute here, but I will say that with the long wheelbase the ride is awesome, and there will be a bit of a trade off in torsional rigidity... but given its character (ie NOT a sports car) I think its more than acceptable.
    On the flip side I have an ultra short wheelbase CRX, and that hop skips and jumps all over the place (but generally darts around like a go kart with mild understeer)

    I'd blame the muddy wet grass every time.

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    The car does feel like its less likely to cope with a slippery surface compared to my old Golf GTI

    As my friend has pointed out its probably the difference in the wheels and tyres.

    Its fine on a dry road but again on a slightly icy road its not got much in the way of grip.

    I would guess the tyres themselves may be an issue ?

    And yes i did catch a few small roach but thats winter for you !!

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    Muddy grass = 4X4 territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    Muddy grass = 4X4 territory.
    or Zig-Zag lines and School warning signs = 4x4 territory

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    OR ..... oooops I've just parked on a crossing,took out a bollard and told the parking warden to ****off as he tried to give me a ticket = 4X4 territory

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