Well here are my personal opinions about the FX in snow - It is fine as long as you drive carefully with the stock tires. It is as easy to swing out the rear as it is on my rwd BMW. You have to keep in mind that it has really fat tires and a good amount of low end torque. Straight line traction is great but making turns, you need to use some caution. It is afterall, geared to be a dry pavement handler above all else. With that said, I got a set of dedicated snow tires anyway. I didnt feel comfortable with my wife behind the wheel in snowy conditions.go6car said:Amen to that!
Just curious - I currently have a 2000 Xterra. Based on having a vehicle like that, how can I expect the FX (AWD) to do in the snow? Can any of you share your experiences, comparable to something like what I'm driving now? I'm hoping to be driving a shiny new FX hopefully sometime in June.
It helps a little, not much. I think it's more the tires than anything else. The Goodyears are adequate at best on snow. They're no better than the Michelin Z rated Pilots on the Bimmer IMO.particlefx said:Did you ever use "Snow Mode" to help with the low-end torque?
I would agree in general with this account. Live up in the Catskills and have not had a problem with the stock tires in the snow, but you must drive with caution. I have been impressed at how quickly the vehicle can correct a slide and slippage, but if you drive faster than conditions allow the rear sure will slide. If my wife was driving this I would also insist on snow tires. For me, I am fine.