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So tired of this winter.... :(
 

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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.

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When I lived in MA and NJ, I remember having that same feeling. :(

On a related note (sort of), my display said 92 degrees yesterday at lunch :shock: but I'm happy to report the AC unit works very well. I particularly like the way the AC turns on in recirculating mode to quickly cool the interior, and then automatically switches to fresh air mode when the interior has cooled. However, I do hear several little pops and creeks when I first start driving the car; probably just some interior materials expanding/contracting with the temperature changes.
 

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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.

Thanks!!

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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.
 

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Did you ever use "Snow Mode" to help with the low-end torque?
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.
 

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bloody winter

i rode my motorcycle yesterday..it was in the 40's :lol:

today..i'm riding the bloody snow blower!! Yuch!!
 

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"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.[/quote]
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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.
 

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I know y'all gonna hate me, but ...

Having lived in Chicago my first 17 years, West Buttf- er, Lafayette, IN for 6.5 years after that, then being stuck for 10 years in Baaaston before moving to DC, the Silicon Valley and finally L.A., I feel for y'all stuck in Permafrost.

... which is why I moved to SoCal. :) It's about 90 degrees out there here in Calabasas right now. Me and 4 cow-orkers went for lunch in my '45 with the A/C running full blast.
 

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You think that's bad.....

I live in Reno, NV and it's been anywhere from the low 70's to 80's the past couple weeks and the weather people are saying we're supposed to get rain/snow (highs in the low 40's) by next Thursday/Friday. :( It does this every year.....gets really nice and all the flowering trees come out and the grass starts to get green and then it freezes!

End of rant.....I guess I'm just ready for Spring/Summer. 8)
 

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best weather on the mainland = san diego. NEVER any complaints from here folks! :p
 
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