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New potential Arona owner

Post by Paul47 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:56 am

My name's Paul, and I'm retired and live on a smallholding in Mid Wales. Access to the house is up a track which is steep in parts. The Arona has good ground clearance, but I wondered if any owner had tried their car off-road ? Does Traction control help going uphill on bends when wheel spin can happen. Our nearest Seat dealer is 60 miles away, so a test drive locally is not an option. ( Looking at buying 115 FR model)

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Re: New potential Arona owner

Post by tommo » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:34 am

Hi Paul and welcome,if the track to your house is paved the Arona should cope OK,traction control does help limiting wheelspin,if the track is a dirt road the Arona should cope with the correct tyres fitted but I don't think it would be a competent off roader.If there is a Suzuki dealer nearby the Vitara would be a good choice with a 4X4 version available if you wanted (needed) to do a bit of light offroading
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Re: New potential Arona owner

Post by Snowdaddy » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:46 pm

Traction control will help, but ultimately you could spin 2 wheels if very slippery. You would need to change from the default road summer tyres that it comes with. The standard (summer) tyres aren’t really that grippy Nov-March anyway. (There is a whole thread on all season and winter tyres for Arona).

Not totally sure what you are defining as a track, (narrow tar road, gravel, potholed, muddy etc). If it of the more wild type then probably need both 4wd and suitable tyres
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