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    it never ceases to amaze me the people who can't drive in snow and yet still think they can go out in their cars. I've just watched a guy across the way try to get his car out of the street by gunning it as hard as he can. Wheels spinning all over the place, engine doing about 7000 revs. He then gets out, looks at the ground, has a smoke, looks at his tyres as if its their fault and then gets back in for another round of "how many revs can my engine do while only getting 1cm further forward". Entertaining for me but worrying that even if he does get out the street how does he expect to drive to where-ever he's going.

    He's now got his son out pushing which is helping however, surely if his son has to push the car all the way to school, it kinda defeats the purpose of driving him to school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Knox View Post
    try to get his car out of the street by gunning it as hard as he can. Wheels spinning all over the place, engine doing about 7000 revs. He then gets out, looks at the ground, has a smoke, looks at his tyres as if its their fault and then gets back in for another round of "how many revs can my engine do while only getting 1cm further forward"
    Obviously never heard of starting off in second or third gear then!

    I came to the rescue of three people trying to get their car UP a hill, on to the main road (again wheels clearly spinning and wasting their time)
    So I shouted, "Stop wait a minute while you try this", the two blokes at the back looked amused
    Asked the driver to engage second gear, come through the clutch slowly
    BINGO job done, and not even a push from the two passengers or myself required

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    Had exactly the same with a women in a bmw 1 series

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_zigmond View Post
    Had exactly the same with a women in a bmw 1 series
    Assuming that's a rear wheel drive, I would advised her to abandon the car and go home

    A few weeks ago the hill up to Cumbernauld Town Centre had several abandoned cars on it
    The majority of these were rear wheel drive, including a DHL Sprinter van!

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    We had a call from the MIL over the holdiday saying not to come over as she was snowed in and can't get up the hill. A friend called in to visit her and told me he took 30 minutes to get out of her road (about 30 yds)

    I drove down, picked up the christmas presents for the kids, and tootled out no problem. Just didn't touch the gas and crimbed up in seconds!

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    It's a common thing, I'm afraid. I watched my neighbour using 9,000 revs to try and get his Insignia off his drive the other week, then went out and did it for him. Then, for an encore I backed the Signum onto our drive. I could also get either of our cars onto my Mother In Law's (steeply uphill) drive without trouble. You just need to be GENTLE!

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