Need4S5;6709 color=blue said:
The wait would be killing me. When are you suppose to get your car?
This my my 7th car in 6 years, my 1st Audi. So far I'm really liking this car.
I got an update last night that pushes my car back to at least next week. I will be gone all next week to the PRI show so it will be at least 2 weeks before I can pickup the car.
jerseybeemer color=blue said:
Having never driven Quattro before, will I be ok driving occasionally in the snow without getting snow tires?
I agree with wismie and PhantomS5. You need some kind of tire with snow performance. The stock tires are summer only. This is a sure way to end up with a bent car in the snow.
From my personal experience:
I had 3 of my 4 snow tires show up when 1 got lost in shipping for over a week. I had a snow come up so I put the 3 tires on and left one summer tire. This single tire spun like crazy on 1/2" of slush dropping my kid off for school. The rest of the 3 mile commute was cleared off enough to get by.
I put my snows on last week on my current car. During the cold evenings I was getting tire spin in 3rd gear with the summer tires (they hate the cold) now I only get spin in 2nd. This is around 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit. The ground is clear and dry just cold.
I prefer the "performance winter" category of tire for my usage. We generally don't get a lot of snow here. When we do it is usually here for 1 morning and gone by that night. A lot of above/ below freezing each day/ night. We do get quite a bit of ice. Again usually melted off each day.
I can get away with stock size winter tires as I use them more for the soft rubber on dry vs. true snow/ ice performance. If I lived somewhere where snow was constant I would use the more snow orientated tires in a smaller and narrower profile. Also the smaller rim gives you more cushion from unseen impacts from hidden items in the snow.
Cliff notes: get some kind of snow tire