My car is a Volvo S80, it's great in ground-level snow. I tried going up an incline in "D" and it wasn't having it, basically just slowed down and stopped dead in its tracks.
I have never used the 3 - 2 - 1 shift positions before. Don't know If I understand them.
Are they like basically limiting where you shift to?
As in D, this is fourth gear, so I go from 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 and stay in 4th. But with 3rd it's 1 - 2 - 3 and I stay in 3rd?
But why exactly is staying in 3rd a good thing?
Isn't 4th the most powerful gear to be in?
I digress, what automatic gear should I shift to when driving up a snowy incline 1,2,or 3?