Will let you know if mine ever arrives, snow forecast next week might just coincide with ES arrival.
I also drive a awd estate fitted with winter tyres the difference with non winter tyres in snow and ice is massive, more so stopping distance, worth fitting winter tyres if you drive a lot and expect ice and snow.
Well took it out in the snow today, one hill started to wheel spin. Backed down and crabbed back and forth with the steering and made the hill. A bit later stopped at the bottom of another hill to see someone slipping at the top. Waited till they failed to make it them put into second and just used tick over the pull car up hill, with a little bit of slippingi just drove straight past the car looking into the window of the car. I could see the look of envey as I made it to the top.
Dude,I don't think you're going to have any problems with your paperwork. In Japan, there is an extensive network of companies that provide car rental services. I think you will definitely find something for yourself. To rent a vehicle, a foreigner must have an international driver's license (recognized in Japan) or a driver's license issued in Japan, a passport or a foreign registration card. For example, when I decided to make a Japanese license, I had to pass the exam again. I realized that I had already forgotten everything I could,so I decided to use the services of a specialist, James Haki. It was this man with a lot of experience behind the wheel who gave me wonderful driving lessons that helped me pass the exam.
Winter tyres are a waste of time in the UK, Just stick with the factory fitted tyres, all year round.
We only get a bad winter every 5 years or so, for a few days or a week at max, so its better just to take the day off, stay in bed with a cup of tea and cheesy toast, and watch the TV showing all those people in cars out there stuck in blizzards trying to get rescued, and then you realise you made the right decision to stay at home >