Wednesday, December 17, 2008

First Snowfall with our Yukon XL Denali


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Originally uploaded by istargazer.
We finally got snow today. We've had unusually cold temperatures this past week, but wasn't until last night and today where we got enough snow to really mean anything. That gave me the opportunity to try out our 2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali.


I have to say, I was quite impressed with the way the Denali's AWD handled itself in the snow. We've been having unusually cold temps the past week--tonight it's going to drop to around -9° C (about 16° F)--and we received about 4-5 inches of snow through the night and during the day. It was the first snowfall of the season.

Coming from my 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI that had AWD, no traction control and was super fun, I was a little worried that the nanny on the Yukon would be too intrusive. Our 2003 Toyota Sequoia had a button to turn off the traction control, but it never really turned off completely--it was a total fun-killer.

I tried the Yukon with and without traction control on and I was very happy. Traction control off meant it was really off and I was able to do a little side drifting around some S-curves as I climbed the mountain back to my house. That brought back fond memories of the STI.

Now I'm looking forward to getting more snow and finding some empty parking lots ;).

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