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Old 02-01-2009, 12:58 AM   #4151
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I just saw this somewhere and I thought I'd repost...at least alvino will appreciate it:
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AWD for your family car - nothing beats the security it offers on slippery surfaces, or if you go off one side of the road - vital for families
RWD for excitement - nothing comes close
FWD is nowhere
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:26 AM   #4152
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I just saw this somewhere and I thought I'd repost...at least alvino will appreciate it:
Ahhh...props to whoever said that. Great words of wisdom.

Heh, not to be immature, but I will do this for teh lulz.

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Old 02-01-2009, 04:25 AM   #4153
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FWD isn't always bad.



For the handling guys:



That said, RWD is still > FWD.
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:55 AM   #4154
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Depends what kind of car. A small car like the CRX needs FWD because if you increase the power the wheelbase is just way too small to handle RWD.

When it comes down to it, it's always down to the suspension tuning. A really well tuned FWD car can handle well, but generally the drivetrain isn't that great when it comes to racing.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:03 AM   #4155
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Well said.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:11 PM   #4156
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Over a certain amount of power though, FWD is useless, you just begin to spin your wheels and get crazy torque steer. Which reminds me, I've been meaning to change my avatar...

You can make an FF car handle well, but the principal of weight distribution will always make a decent RWD vehicle better.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:31 PM   #4157
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For a daily driver though, FWD does fairly well, specially in the winter. AWD does better in the winter for sure, and RWD... can be fun, scary, and useless in the winter... Especially when you have an open-rear differential...
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:37 PM   #4158
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True that. Which is why I want a WRX, but the damn dealer doesn't have a single one in stock. Except for the private seller on autotrader selling a loaded '04 STi for $13k...alright buddy, sureeee.

And I keep seeing these deals for 04-05 GTOs for $14-17k, which is not bad at all. Especially from a dealer, with a few years warranty still left, and only 30k miles or so.
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:57 PM   #4159
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my car still turns off in puddles it starts stuttering and then just dies completely n sometimes refuses to start at first... but when i get it running it might only be on for a few seconds....

i just put in factory spark plugs n wires n an oil change and a valve cover gasket...wtf!
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I wouldn't buy a GTO because they weigh 3800 lbs. If you want a V8 car, I'd look into a LS1 Camaro or Trans-am, they're 400 lbs. lighter.
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