A mythical and classic Renault 4 gave classes to a Dacia Duster in Spain on how to cope with driving in snow in the Filomena Storm experienced in Madrid this second week of January 2021.
The wise adage that “every past age was better” is well known. This also applies to cars where vvehicles of yesteryear still survive and they emerge victorious over the current cars, to whom the “programmed obsolescence” and the electronics left them behind in many cases.
Before a atypical storm, not lived for several years in Spain, specifically in the Madrid region. Where cold storms and snow storms have left the Spanish capital under several inches of snow. Many vehicles and drivers have suffered traffic jams and accidents on frozen tracks.
An anecdotal video has been raised on social networks, more specifically on Twitter, where the account @AtanasioCantero showed a clip where a Renault 4 or known as “four cans” in the Iberian country, passes without hesitation on a snowy road, leaving behind a last generation Dacia Duster.
“That so new is not how they paint it”
With the vehicle market migration to SUVs, These vehicles have been given some apparent gifts that replaced the well-known pickup trucks. They have benefits like good interior space, considerable height to the ground and on top of that AWD or 4WD all-wheel drive.
Unfortunately they have shown that you are All-wheel drives are not as functional in muddy or snowy terrain, since the electronics of Traction controls make them do not fulfill their function fully. This happened to this Dacia Duster, whose “off-road” skills were not enough to get her out of trouble.
For his part the Renault 4, with an engine that is below the 1,000 cc and a front-wheel drive, managed to overcome this path without major qualms. This was thanks to a light weight that makes it more versatile, thin wheels and also a mechanical transmission with high gears, where torque delivery is not so abrupt.
It should be noted that for these moments the pilot’s expertise and malice it also plays an important role by not accelerating the vehicle fully. For these cases it is best to do asurco with wheels, have the throttle in a constant medium range, in addition to having the medium speed to drive better. Without a doubt the “old school” rules in the least expected moments.
This is how a Renault 4 comes out of the snow, while a current vehicle does not succeed 😍❄️☃️❄️ # Renault4 the All-terrain vehicle from the 60s to the 90s … and they continue to be seen on the rails 😜 pic.twitter.com/WRbjCJy8ND
– Atanasio D. Cantero (@AtanasioCantero) January 9, 2021
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Nicolás Ramírez Ordoñez – Source: Twitter @AtanasioCantero
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