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Hmm. Started out ok, but one he got to #5, he started to demontrate why he's a journalist, and not an engineer or racecar driver.
 

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it's the joys of FWD that are reserved for the skilled Grassroots Motorsport elite.

Sounds ok to me. What's the problem here? If you're a poor to mediocre driver then you're in an inherently safer platform and if your'e a skilled driver then FWD can be just as enjoyable. So the author is really just saying that the only people benefitting from RWD are those wankers who think they're good drivers but really have no idea what car controll means. Glad ford still builds the mustang for that crowd.
 

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Oh My God...

You just hit the nail right on the head!
 

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It's funny how FWD guys are against the RWD guys and vice versa. Somehow I manage to see the benifits of both sides. Can't we all get along?
 

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I'm not on either side. I recognize the benefits of both, but I lean slightly towards FWD because it's much more forgiving to drive fast, and I don't think you give up ANYTHING in any car you could drive on the street.
 

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Did you notice that he drew his conclusion that RWD is better than FWD from a test in which he compared to two RWD sports cars to three FWD boulevardiers.

I suspect that most people will actually notice weight and suspension tuning long before they notice which set of wheels does the hauling.

Perhaps if had compared a Mini Cooper S and a Lincoln Towncar, he would have reached the opposite conclusion.
 

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Speed and safety aside because clearly nobody is going to convince the other side they are right, RWD and AWD are far more fun to drive. And in a 200+ hp car you can get going loads faster in RWD/AWD and to argue otherwise is to defy physics.
 

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yeah fwd is good for low power cars and tight racing. Know it is true that RWD is a better race sett up because of throttle steer and because mid engined cars mad for racing are better as rear. Well I think FWD is best all around and kick a mustang ass in handling so this guys is retarded.....retarded
 

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"it's the joys of FWD that are reserved for the skilled Grassroots Motorsport elite."

umm... yah... and little 23 year old punk kids like me. I don't claim to have bags of driving skeeelz... something tells me the guy's a BDF and redneck. "Life aint nothin less you gots yerself at leat 5 liters and some posi."

Beh. Be gone with j00.
 

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Originally posted by P-51:
I'm not on either side. I recognize the benefits of both, but I lean slightly towards FWD because it's much more forgiving to drive fast, and I don't think you give up ANYTHING in any car you could drive on the street.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Forgiving is good on the street, but not on the track, hence the lack of FWD in professoinal racing.
I have found that RWD is much easier to control in poor weather conditions. Especially snow and ice, and when there's rain hard enough to cause the truck ruts to be full of water, uphill is the worst for FWD.
 

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In poor conditions, RWD is Manageable, but FWD is MUCH more useful!!! That's One of the reasons most companies have made Most of their cars FWD in the First Place.
BTW, world-wide there are plenty of FWD "Professional" racecars.


[ 04-15-2003, 12:43 PM: Message edited by: MichaelXi ]
 

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Originally posted by SupaCueBal:
yeah fwd is good for low power cars and tight racing. Know it is true that RWD is a better race sett up because of throttle steer and because mid engined cars mad for racing are better as rear. Well I think FWD is best all around and kick a mustang ass in handling so this guys is retarded.....retarded
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">You've never driven a Mustang, Have you.
 

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Originally posted by drivefaster:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by SupaCueBal:
yeah fwd is good for low power cars and tight racing. Know it is true that RWD is a better race sett up because of throttle steer and because mid engined cars mad for racing are better as rear. Well I think FWD is best all around and kick a mustang ass in handling so this guys is retarded.....retarded
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">You've never driven a Mustang, Have you.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">i have....would you like a cookie
 

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Originally posted by Wedge1212:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by drivefaster:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by SupaCueBal:
yeah fwd is good for low power cars and tight racing. Know it is true that RWD is a better race sett up because of throttle steer and because mid engined cars mad for racing are better as rear. Well I think FWD is best all around and kick a mustang ass in handling so this guys is retarded.....retarded
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">You've never driven a Mustang, Have you.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">i have....would you like a cookie
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Big faat chocolate chip please.

Maybe you should drive a Corvette!? Even a Camaro might help.
 

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Originally posted by familyman:
From the article-
it's the joys of FWD that are reserved for the skilled Grassroots Motorsport elite.

Sounds ok to me. What's the problem here? If you're a poor to mediocre driver then you're in an inherently safer platform and if your'e a skilled driver then FWD can be just as enjoyable. So the author is really just saying that the only people benefitting from RWD are those wankers who think they're good drivers but really have no idea what car controll means. Glad ford still builds the mustang for that crowd.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Someone should email that paragraph to this guy. I'm not on either side, but to title his article "Why front wheel drive sucks", when it obviously doesn't, is a little extreme. I mean, the guy went through and told us all of the reasons why front wheel drive can be more advantageous in many situations, and then goes on to tell us that it sucks because most people can't get the rear to rotate....
 

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Ah piss on FWD and RWD try racing AWD. Although I have raced both I see advantages and disadvantages in both types. AWD is the way to go.
 
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