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Old 02-13-2010, 01:03 PM
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So I'm sure you guys have all been following this bad weather we've been getting so I'm here to report in on it. Last week Saturday here in Staten Island we got about 5" of snow, not bad at all, barely anything. This past Wednesday we were dumped with about 15" of it (about 40cm for you metric ppls) It was that heavy wet snow too so a pain to shovel.

The G was obviously not driven because it was so much snow it would most likely high center and get stuck, also not having an LSD can make it a pain to drive. The side streets were terrible, major roads are fine. Most people don't clean well enough so they just throw snow in the street, also there is nowhere to put it all. When the plow does pass it either kinda cleans or makes a huge mess at intersections. Most side streets only had enough width for one car so its like playing a game of chicken. I left her in the garage

The Lexus can go through the snow but it doesn't do a good job at all. It lacks confidence especially in the turns. It likes to slide around and when the traction control kicks in it beeps at you. Then it takes over and just stops you instead of helping you. When you plow into a big pile of snow with one side you just feel the whole car turn into the snow. Its not reassuring. The amount of snow we had I probably could have gotten it stuck if i was careless.

The Q5 is amazing. On regular road its fantastic and in the snow it's a beast. Don't even have snow tires on it, OEM Michelin all seasons and it just goes. The Quattro all wheel drive system works wonders. It gets you out of anything. Never a wheel spinning. It puts traction where it needs it and just goes right out, no issues. (lets see what Ferrer says about this Audi) On snow it drives fine, no issues with sliding or handling and if you do get over zealous the ESP kicks in and straightens you out no problem. its crazy how nice it is in the snow. I went to the local mall parking lot, all 15" of snow was un touched and i drove right into it and right thru it without a problem. No problem at all in any amount of slow, its an animal! I love the Q5!

I uploaded some pics for you guys to see what we went through! Some are taken with my Nikon D200 DSLR and the others were taken with a Canon Powershot D10 (Weatherproof)

See you guys next week, i'm going to Vermont to ski!
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:04 PM
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And a few more...and for more check my facebook album. all pictures have been post processed in Aperture 2

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Old 02-14-2010, 01:46 AM
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No pics of snowmen and such?
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:23 PM
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Sounds like you guys got off easy, we got 8" the first go around and then 20" after round 2.
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:40 PM
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DC got rocked by these snows; in the space of three weeks, DC got as much snow as it did from the three largest snow storms over the past thirty years before this.

Speaking of snow-structures, an igloo was made in front of my dorm, complete with ice-forged defensive spikes.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:52 PM
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The first major storm missed us in Northeast NJ, not even a snowflake while places only about 50 miles south got 15+"

The second one a few days ago hit us with about 14"

We're supposed to get another 6-8" tomorrow night
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:55 PM
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I'm jealous. West coast is getting nothing this year.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:57 PM
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Neither is somebody pretty close to the snow belt. (I'm near Albany)
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:59 PM
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Neither is somebody pretty close to the snow belt. (I'm near Albany)
You're at RPI right?
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:00 PM
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:04 AM
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DC got rocked by these snows; in the space of three weeks, DC got as much snow as it did from the three largest snow storms over the past thirty years before this.

Speaking of snow-structures, an igloo was made in front of my dorm, complete with ice-forged defensive spikes.
Haha, that's cool.

Always wondered how warm they are. Supposedly they are, but I'm not about to try it out.
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:24 PM
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RPI? Doesn't that stand for Rennslaer (spelling?) Polytech. Institute? If so i have a friend that goes there
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:14 PM
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you guys and your crazy frozen water
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:41 PM
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I think my head would explode with happiness if it ever snowed over here..

Its frozen horsepower.. I would have to go for a slide..
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:11 PM
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Baltimore got 26.5" for the first storm and then 19.5" the second storm a couple of days later (DC got similar amounts). Stuck in the city for essentially the entirety of last week it was ridiculous.
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