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Hey everyone, hope all is well for your 08.

I am taking my first trip up the hills ( Lake Tahoe) and want to know what to expect with the Outlook AWD, now i know you are not suppose to put chains on becasue of the clearence, but CA law says you have to have them. Also, CHP does check at the checkpoints. Now, they are the snow chain rules...

R1: Chains, traction devices or snow tires are required on the drive axle of all vehicles except four wheel/ all wheel drive vehicles.

R2: Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel/ all wheel drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels.
(NOTE: Four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas.)

R3: Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles, no exceptions.[/color]


Now, they say before it get's to R3 they close the roads. HAs anyone had their Outlook up this way this year or similiar. Also, can i expect my Outlook to handle pretty well in the snow, what should i expect driving in snow conditions?

Sorry for the repeated questions. I just want to make sure my trip with the kids is a safe one. Thanks for any advice and experiences driving in the snow.
 

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Hey there,

We took our new 2008 XR AWD to Mammoth twice already, the second time being in the blizzard over Super Bowl weekend. We needed to be escorted the last ~15 miles into Mammoth in the dark, and the first ~25 miles out in the afternoon due to the weather, so you know it was a pretty good test.

Anyway, the Outlook was great! The fog lights are magic in a blizzard at night, and the car tracked at least as well as our Audi A6 AWD wagon, which is a lot smaller. A couple times you could feel a very brief sideslip while going over black ice, but then the car tracked right back on the road. Even in snowpack, the traction and brakes were great, though you need to remember what you're driving on and drive accordingly.

It was trips like this that were the reason we got the AWD, and we're very glad we did. We also saw a number of other new lambdas up there, and everyone we talked to was VERY happy with their performance in the snow.
 

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That must of been crazy!!! :eek: Glad you guys came out of that o.k... This was with no chains right?

Well, it seems that the Outlook AWD should do just fine. I am not expecting any Blizzard conditions. I actually thought with the seasons and all, i would of got more response from Outlook owners, but it seems that people are ocuppied with mods and gas mileage...
Wife loves the car for what is is, not big, not small and many cool features.

Thanks Fivehalio!
 
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