The biggest question. What tires do you have and what the tread wear on them?
As I mention above, I have the OEM Dunlops on, and the tread was indeed getting low, since I'm nearing the wear bars now. That's why I'm looking for replacement tire recommendations in another thread, which you were kind enough to reply to.
I suspect the tires are a (big ?) part of my problems, but that doesn't address the lack of AWD characteristics. From a complete stop, light throttle would produce a rear end slide to the right. I have read several places (not from Infinity literature) that the AWD is on automatically from a stop, to help prevent spin while launching. And the AWD system, as well as the stability control, is suposed to detect spin and take counter-measures to prevent it and keep things going in the correct direction.
So I could understand slower starts, due to brakes being applied and power being diverted to prevent spin, but in a straght line rather than a tail whip. But what I got was akin to driving a really squirly rear wheel car, like stomping my Camaro with posi in the rain, except I wasn't stomping.
I also mention that I tried using the Snow button, but I still don't know exactly what it is supposed to do. I couldn't detect any difference other than the light being lit :-) There is a tread on this forum about the Snow button, but the the posts seemed vauge and unsure, sort of like the manual. I assume that it would start out in a higher gear, again to prevent slipping, but I don't think that idea was mentioned.
Anybody else slide around this winter?
Is it all about the tires?
Should I suspect my AWD is malfunctioning?