If I'm driving a Benz in the winter I powerslide it once a week. The rule is I
can't lift throttle after the wheels break loose, I have to straighten it out
with steering only. Typically with the 4Matic I'd overcorrect 6-12" the first
time and then get it right every time for the rest of the winter. One winter I
got it right the first time. 

With a FWD car, any sliding maneuver usually results in self-correcting
understeer, not much skill involved if it has ABS. 

> On December 1, 2016 at 6:07 PM Max Dillon via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> wrote:
> Ah yes, worst gang wars I ever witnessed, the Lords of the Farm & Fleet vs the
> Fleet Farm Knights.  Onion covered it in full gory detail one summer when I
> was I college.
> My father was the drivers ed teacher at my high school, he taught us all that
> during your first drive in snow each fall, spend some time losing traction on
> purpose, by heavy braking and by turning too quickly, in order to refresh the
> memory of how to drive in the snow.  Best done in an empty parking lot.


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