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      12-08-2018, 03:07 PM   #45
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Fugly is fugly...

Thanks for the character summary though!
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      12-08-2018, 03:13 PM   #46
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That's beyond salvaging
That's OK, We have a guy here...

We'll put him in a fresh "nappy" and send him right over to sort things out. Be careful though, he bites, shits all over everybody, cries about everything, and is cranky all the time. I'm sure he'll give himself an "A" for performance when he's done with your Brexit thingy...

Just feed him cheeseburgers and keep the plastic-wrap on the mattress.
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Fugly is fugly...

Thanks for the character summary though!
But I quite like those wheels, very 70s retro concept cool...
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To me, they just look like the cheap plastic hubcaps they used to snap onto 1970's Chrysler econo-boxes.

Retro isn't always good...

(I'm talking about the ones linked in Message #25, not the ones shown in message #29)

Hey, but what do I know, I used to drive a VW Thing! Anyway, to each their own...
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      12-09-2018, 10:41 AM   #49
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guys i know the I8 is awd drive but I'm from the just because you can doesnt mean you should camp. I gotta imagine that most that can afford an I8 can afford a winter beater, I just don't see the reason to try and force feed this car to battle snow. More accidents, more fender benders, ground clearance issues, and then obviously the salt and muck inside and outside the car.
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guys i know the I8 is awd drive but I'm from the just because you can doesnt mean you should camp. I gotta imagine that most that can afford an I8 can afford a winter beater, I just don't see the reason to try and force feed this car to battle snow. More accidents, more fender benders, ground clearance issues, and then obviously the salt and muck inside and outside the car.
I completely agree with you. But the i8 is likely a very good performer in the snow with a proper set of winter tires. I think that was the original question.
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I completely agree with you. But the i8 is likely a very good performer in the snow with a proper set of winter tires. I think that was the original question.
Now that so many sports cars are awd with a set of snow tires you really can get around no problem. Plenty of 911's, R8's, and GTR's have done it. I just personally don't see the reason to put unnecessary wear and tare on cars that are more expensive to maintain than common cars and very expensive replacement parts.
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Now that so many sports cars are awd with a set of snow tires you really can get around no problem. Plenty of 911's, R8's, and GTR's have done it. I just personally don't see the reason to put unnecessary wear and tare on cars that are more expensive to maintain than common cars and very expensive replacement parts.
Yeah, but that's NOT what the OP asked...
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DONT DRIVE IN ANY SNOW OR ICE WITHOUT SNOW TIRES! I did last January and even at 10 mph could not gain traction. Went out and purchased OEM wheels and snow tires the next week.
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I was hoping the AWD would handle better in light snow than a typical RWD? I know tires make all the difference but I was hoping AWD isn't just a placebo effect!

I was contemplating on an R8 as well but heard it didn't do as well compared to the i8. Anyone with any experience?
First off, I’m quite happy with the car in the winter. I’m just not expecting Land Rover-level traction.

Maybe I should have been a bit more clear about the reasons for my assessment. The AWD in the i8 comes in many different flavors and they are not always entirely predictable.

In full eDrive, obviously, you have the front wheels only. I find they get fairly easily overwhelmed with traction and cornering.

In “normal” drive mode, depending on how fast you’re going and how hard you press on the pedal, the engine in the rear may cut in or out unexpectedly, which is not great if you’re on the edge of traction and road holding. The engine will kick in if the front wheels are spinning. But the problem with that is, they must first have lost grip and then it still takes a moment. Not perfect for control.

If you activate “hold charge”, the engine stays on, but the electric motor goes dormant, except for quick high-power demands, like overtaking (I believe).

In Sports mode, both the engine and the e-motor are supposed to be on, of course. But the throttle response is sharper, which isn’t always what you want on a slippery surface. And I can’t quite tell how the front wheel drive behaves. There’s the “boost” of course, but it’s hard to tell how much you’re getting there and when.

Long story short, the AWD on the i8 is helpful, for sure. But it’s not the same thing as, say, quattro on an Audi or a proper offroad AWD. On snow, I find myself in Sports mode with the traction control off. That seems to be the most predictable setup in terms of telling the car what to do vs. the other way around.
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Nonsense. The i8 is quite a capable car in winter snow IF you have the proper tires. BMW even uses them for winter driving training.

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