Nice looking vehicle. Smooth engine/transmission. Good gas mileage for a 6 cylinder. However, this "SUV" almost got me killed on a snow day. I have driven many cars on snow before but nothing worse than RX300 AWD. I was on a skiing trip to VT one day. It was snowing (about 2" snow on the ground). This car was skidding more than 20 times on the highway. I was only doing 45-50 mph and it was on the AWD snow mode. At one time, the car skidded from one lane to another. The car also did a 180 degrees on a turn. Lucky there was no cars near by. Traction control does kick in when the car skids but it does not help much.
I have driven Jaguar XJS, Nissan Max, Mitsh Eclipse, VW GTI on snow and I never had a single skid that was severe as my RX300. I usually drove 50-65 mph on a light snow day. I took my RX300 to the Dealer and they told me the tires are fine and it is normal for any suv/car to skid. I was totally disappointed! Sure… it can handle 20”of snow doing 25 mph but it is not good enough. A good SUV should be able to do 50 mph on a light snow road without skidding…
Has anyone experienced the same problem? Can your RX300 do 50mph on snow without skidding? Please let me know -Thanks