Vauxhall Opel Corsa 1.2 Driving in Winter Conditions Germany
by, 11-26-2016 at 12:08 AM (586 Views)
Driving Easytronic Transmission with Snow
Most das Fahrzeugs (cars/autos) in Germany (Deutschland) are stick shift transmissions. Driving a stick shift car on a snowy winter road is a bit different than driving a automatic transmission or in this case an easytronic (semi-automatic electronic shift) built for theVauxhall Opel Corsa 1.2 2006. The biggest difference is of course the proper use of the clutch to give power to the tires.
Testing the Opel Corsa on Snow
Having driven mostly manual transmission cars I wasn't sure how well this front wheel drive system would handle even the sliest incline covered in snow (Spoiler, the Opel did well).
As seen here putting the opel corsa traction control on and giving the car some gas (das Benzin).
Many parts of Germany are hilly and the wind gust across the farm lands over the roads create a lot of black ice. The black ice really is what many people over look and get into accidents with, not so much the snow.
While the Opel did do well in the snow I wasn't a fan of the automatic transmission. Later learning there was a major manufacturing problem with the shifting computer system.
Opel repair videos can also be found on video channel Lifeblood Marketing.