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- 20 minutes from Manchester Airport

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Winter Tyres/Passat W8

So during the ‘Beast from the East’ I needed to choose from one of my cars to use... A no brainer really as I had a Passat W8 sat there on 4 fairly new Bridgestone winter tyres. Heeding caution I didn’t want to go too far especially in a car that is stock after all. So I used it for local journeys including a drive into Macclesfield Forest to have a look at the snow; as you do.  The Forest is a mixture of tree shaded, steep, narrow lanes and similarly steep and narrow lanes on exposed hills  which are the beginnings of the Peak District. I often try out my stock in this area, but on this occasion did at some points fear that I had under-estimated the road conditions which were significant lying snow and a bit icy.

This car was superb, no loss of traction at all anywhere – so good in fact that I had to wonder what all the fuss re winter driving was about. This really is a car that in the winter months you could just jump into and drive down to the Alps; all wheel drive, 8 cylinders, 275hp, heated seats and 30 mpg would make it the ideal tool for the job. Could this car be Volkswagen’s best kept secret of recent years...??

20 April 2018