Feature Flicks: Snow Causes Weekend Carnage on West Coast

In these videos Mother Nature teaches some winter weather drivers that no amount of experience or money is a match for slushy or icy snow-covered roads. Check out the video descriptions and then watch the videos below.
The first video is shot in Bountiful, Utah – about 12 miles north of Salt Lake City. Heavy rains began the night before with temperatures in the mid-40s (Fahrenheit). By noon, the temperature was at 37 degrees and falling. The rain on the ground turned to ice and the falling rain changed to snow – leaving one very slippery mess.
From the video, we can see that a snowy hill with ice lurking below can wreak havoc on nearly any vehicle, regardless of drive wheel configuration. A front-wheel-drive Chevrolet Cavalier and Honda Accord can be seen doing donuts and all-wheel-drive SUVs and four-wheel-drive trucks alike lose control – making for some spectacular vehicle carnage. Amazingly, the rear-drive Ford Crown Victoria looked like it was going to pull out of its slide, but you’ll have to check out the video below to see what happens.
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In the second video a pair of all-wheel-drive supercar owners realize that high-performance tires and low ground clearance makes it difficult to climb a snow-covered hill in Seattle. According to the video description, the Audi R8 had an easier time making it to the top than the Nissan GT-R, but both drivers decided to slowly back down the hill to a plowed and more level street. Might we suggest snow tires? They certainly helped on both our Four Seasons Nissan GT-R and our Four Seasons Audi R8
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