Verging on divorce....which is the best 4x4 for the Piemonte winter snow??
So who out there has any information regarding my big issue of buying a suitable second hand 4x4 for the rugged landscape and inclement weather?? last winter, in Piemonte, we had the worst for locals/best for skiers, snow for over 30 years, I was told!! It left us unable to access the local shops for several days unti they cleared it and without electricity for over a week one long time! Great....but you may say surely you had snow chains....oh yes but they only work on snow and not on ice down/up a 1:3 hill to our lovely azienda on a hillside. You know the sort of thing, there are loads of them around the Piemonte region. The other question is as we stay in the region for two month shots and then return home to the UK, we need something comfortable that we can drive to and from the UK as necessary. Shank's pony up and down that horrendous 200 metre incline is ok for the strong willed but I am not a spring chicken in body, more in mind! We keep going through all the different models available and have narrowed it down to these needs.......comfort with lumbar support, excellent energy to mile ratio and as green as possible, 4x4 with excellent traction control, large enough to take a lot of bits and pieces over, cruise control, air con, sat nav, looks and sex appeal (no that's my husband), no older than 2005 and a bargain to boot!!! Anyway, that will save our marriage and if there is anyone out there who needs a great Renault Trafic, which is now redundant since we have taken all the big stuff over, then get in touch!!!!!! Our retreat is magical and I wouldn't move for the world I just want to be able to move around with more ease in the winter months.