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Old 01-19-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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People run into problems in the snow because they haven't figured out the basics:

1) Start slowly. Spinning your tires only turns snow into ice.

2) Give yourself plenty of extra room. And this is what really @%@% me off about a lot of drivers. They'll tail you waaaay too closely, and that's just asking for problems if you have to stop.

3) Don't break unless you have to, and only apply mild pressure when you do, giving yourself a lot of extra room to stop. Few things will cause you skid like slamming on your breaks.

4) If you're going over a bridge, buckle down and don't turn your wheel or let it drift, let a bit off the gas, and don't hit your breaks. This is most likely your most slippery spot. Just take it gently.

5) Kick your speed down a notch.

I don't think you need any kind of special car for the snow. My little Volkswagen Jetta has done just fine in Wisconsin and Minnesota when I've visited, provided I place some additive in my fuel to keep it from geling up. I don't push matters, and there are certain times and certain conditions where I wouldn't want to be out without 4-wheel drive, but those are very few and far between. Read: I don't think I'd ever really see them in Denver.
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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Thanks for all the responses everyone! Does anyone have any or know anyone who has experience with driving a child in a convertible?

I haven't driven with my child yet in the vert b/c my wife has the SUV. I'll probably have to buy a smaller car seat since the Britax Marathon is about the size of a bungalow.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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Thanks for all the responses everyone! Does anyone have any or know anyone who has experience with driving a child in a convertible?

I haven't driven with my child yet in the vert b/c my wife has the SUV. I'll probably have to buy a smaller car seat since the Britax Marathon is about the size of a bungalow.
Car seats have to meet certain standards. I don't think they come in sizes per se, except for the size of the child they fit.
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