Terrible in ice and snow.
I picked up another FJ in October, 2013 TT. Super excited to be back in an FJ and have been looking at getting a 2013 TT for awhile now. It been great except one kinda major thing. Its terrible in ice and snow. Like terrible terrible. I forgot until driving this new one how and my last FJ was in the snow too. Im coming from an ALL wheel drive MINI Countryman which was almost impossible to lose traction in that car, and that was on decent all season tires. Before that I had a BMW 128i, rear wheel drive with dedicated snow tires...that was also fantastic in the snow and ice...
That leads me to my FJ. Its awful. I even have brand new BFGoodrich KO2s on it and it might as well have summer tires. Maybe its the high center of gravity, maybe its that all the weight is up front. I actually stopped in a parking lot this morning on a slight incline and the FJ started sliding down it with the brakes on and stopped.
I've read extensively about this and I don't want the typical responses, "learn how to drive", or "this isn't an all wheel car", or "the FJ is flawless and I hate you"
...at the end of the day, when you get into your car and have the proper tires, it should perform safely in all the elements.
Its impossible that I am the only person experiencing this with the FJ and I would like to hear from other honest people that have similar issues and what they did to work around them.