Remember the “winter beater”?
Dec 7, 2015


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Story Intro

It was sort of a horrifying ritual when I was growing up. Vehicles weren’t particularly durable, which meant that if you liked a car and wanted it to actually last, you pulled it off the road when the weather turned cold and resorted to the “winter beater.” It’s less common now because vehicles are much better and are built for four seasons. Just a few weeks ago, I was plowing through a raging blizzard in a six-figure Audi S8 test car. All-wheel-drive, fantastic winter tires, satellite radio and the cabin set at a balmy 75 F.

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