Hmmm... Never noticed the fog in the two winters I've driven... I'll have to watch for it this one.senza said:...ah..nothing like that new car smell....Mo is a great winter vehicle... the HVAC system heats well and keeps windows clear...traction and handling in snow is excellent(I did replace Goodyears with Yokahama G0 52's)...love those heated cloth seats...2 little quirks: when accelerating around a corner in slippery conditions, when front wheels lose traction and AWD kicks in, rear end tends to hang out..takes a little getting used to, and, the large exhaust sytem (2 mufflers/resonators) combined with dual exhaust at rear creates a lot of exhaust fog...the rear styling allows this "fog" to accumulate around the rear window hampering visability...
If you are turning on a snow packed road I would think the AWD would be engaged automatically because the front wheels would be slipping and so the result would be the same whether the AWD lock is on or off. If you accelerate going into a turn physics is going to take over and you better have good traction from the tires.JeffC said:AWD Lock cuts out at 6 mph which is pretty slow for packed snow conditions or anything short of glare ice. Watch your speedometer next time you turn thru a nice wide 4-lane intersection. I will too. Maybe I'm wrong.
In any case, I have not had to drive that slowly in any other AWD that I have driven.