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Layer of snow after 1200km

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:35 am
by Karmalakas
Just had a trip of ~1200km (~14 hours). Second half of it it was snowing a lot :)

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Re: Layer of snow after 1200km

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:19 am
by MadOnion
Hi Karmalakas.

I can see by the Toyota logo, that you have the hybrid model, and therefor also the eCVT gearbox.
I would really like to know, how it is to drive the car in snowy and icy roads.
I noticed that I'm using my brakes a lot more, than in my former car with manual gearbox, because of the engine doesn't have the same brake effect.

Regards from another happy C-HR Hybrid owner in Denmark. We haven't had any snow here yet.

Kim

Re: Layer of snow after 1200km

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:50 am
by smartly
Use the "B" mode on the gear lever to engage engine braking :)

Re: Layer of snow after 1200km

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:46 am
by Karmalakas
MadOnion wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:19 am
I would really like to know, how it is to drive the car in snowy and icy roads.
I noticed that I'm using my brakes a lot more, than in my former car with manual gearbox, because of the engine doesn't have the same brake effect.
IMO tires are the most important thing when driving in ice or snow (even more important than AWD - AWD is useless with bad tires). So it handles pretty good - had really bad side winds during this trip and really deep wheel tracks from other cars. When the snow is deep, it brakes quite a lot just after releasing the accelerator - didn't use brakes much. Although I find my old RWD BMW was handling similar (maybe not as bad) conditions way better with GoodYear's IceGrip Performance tires. It also might be my imagination now, because it was a long time ago I was driving BMW in deep snow :D