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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-28-03, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Driving fun: FWD, RWD or AWD?

Just wondering if anyone has any strong opinions on which wheels they prefer driving a car. In particular I have a beef with AWD cars eg. WRX. I aknowledge that they have a handling advantage, and thus can lap better times are safer ect., but in my opinion are boring to drive. I can back this up with fact - just sold my 92 AWD turbo Galant VR4. Heaps of work done to it, was making 200kw. Very quick, but you just couldnt have fun it, as it would just always stick to the road. Before this car I had a 92 Silvia (non-turbo). Only 110kw but RWD. Was SO much more fun to drive (it was even an auto!). The reason was on just about any corner IF u mashed the pedal u would be rewarded with some very entertaining sideways actions (required a lot of skill to drive in the wet). To me WRXs, EVO lancers ect are very fast, but i wouldnt buy one as no entertainment factor (in regards to handling). (How many heros in WRXs do you see who think they are a race car driver because they can go around a corner fast in an AWD car. Put them in a V8 RWD and i bet they wouldnt have the skill needed.) I suppose thats why i just bought my BA XR6 - the RWD factor made a large contribution to this decision. All this is just my opinion though, and please dont start some ford vs subaru war in this post - i simply just want to know if other people agree with me about RWD being more entertaining than AWD (an important subject if u remember that ford is soon releasing an AWD falcon).
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Yup, there is only one way to go in my opinion and that's RWD.
But then again I prefer AWD over FWD.
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RWD. I have never driven a 4WD, but my choice out of FWD and RWD is definitly the latter. FWD has it's merits though.

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RWD for me!

Every setup has its advantages, however, call me old fashioned but I like the front wheels to steer and the rear wheels to get the power to the ground.

That's not to say I hate AWD and FWD. As I said, every setup has its advantages and I respect all three setups, but personally I prefer RWD (esp for big cars - i.e Falcon).

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The ultimate: AWD with a RWD switch!


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RWD is the way, but i'd like AWD for those times when you just wanna hook around bloody quick.. (amd FWD sucks ass..)

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RWD for me is the go... good for those times when you cant be bothered using the steering wheel! Plant the foot and...wallahh!

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Definatly RWD how ever has anyone here done the mcDonalds tray trick with a FWD???
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FWD - for hand brakies around corners and front wheel spinnies in the wet;

RWD - for burnouts, generally going sideways whenever you want;

AWD - for going in the bush

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