Join Date: Aug 2010
Car: 2011 Outback 3.6R Steel Silver Metallic
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
That's an interesting issue. Never heard of that. I have the 3.6R with the 5EAT though, and I have had to back up into 6 inches of loose snow in my cul de sac from my driveway, having to maneuver around a stuck neighbor in the process, in reverse. Not only did I NOT have to take a run at it, I actually went slower than normal (as though the OB doesn't slide, the 6 inches of loose snow (a foot in some spots) and the ice underneath will cause the car to slide around a bit unpredictably and I didn't want to bump off my neighbors car.
Outback never lost traction, ever. It bogged down a little bit but the VDC was left on (though didn't really engage). I easily backed around him, put it in drive, the accelerated away normally. No, I did not help him either. my other neighbor was out shoveling, and I was taking my Son to school (not going to be late because one neighbor is stuck, if not for taking my Son to school though I would have helped him.
Do you have a link to your Youtube video? I"d like to see it.