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View Poll Results: Do you own / prefer AWD or RWD
I own an AWD 24 32.88%
I own a RWD 21 28.77%
I don't have one yet but I'd buy an AWD 21 28.77%
I don't have one yet but I'd buy a RWD 7 9.59%
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:36   #1 (permalink)
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AWD vs RWD

Lets see what the break up is in this well educated forum
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All the way with AWD.

More grip, DSC, go were the urge might take you, higher resale value, shinny badge on front gaurds, what more would want.
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Well unsurprisingly that poll's producing figures not unlike the actual sales figures. As I've said elsewhere Ford has correctly predicted that RWD has a legitimate role for many - it depends where and how you're going to use the car. Its Ford's great strength over any competitor that both are being marketed.

Re johnydep on AWD ("what more would you want") I can only quote the Wheels road tests from earlier this year:

“Compared with the AWD, the Territory RWD's handling is noticeably more agile.
Specifically, it's more nimble in changes of direction and prompter in its response to steering inputs. It will, when provoked, push wide in a corner. The understeer builds progressively, with the steering sending a clear signal to the driver that the limit of front-end grip has been exceeded. On dirt - or any other slippery surface, for that matter - the Territory AWD feels better than its RWD stablemate...”

So they've both got their good points depending how you want to use your car.
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Just imagine AWD F6's & GT's...
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Just imagine AWD F6's & GT's...
I have been

There wouldn't be too many other sports sedans that would be able to keep up with A F6 or GT with AWD.

Imagine the take off & cornering G forces.
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So they've both got their good points depending how you want to use your car.
Definitely.

No point buying what you don't need.
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I got RWD. Why pay for something you won't use. It steers a lot better than the AWD model too.
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I got RWD. Why pay for something you won't use. It steers a lot better than the AWD model too.
Does it?

In what way?
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Old 12-15-2004, 01:35   #9 (permalink)
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It has more feel and feedback. Any road test I have seen that compares the two mentions the same thing.
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I'm with JD. DSC was a big selling point for me, as was the increased grip of AWD. The shiny badge was just an added bonus.

Hopefully I will never need the DSC, but it is nice to know it's there.
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