The RWD extremist thread

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I mean, there are at least a few of us left on here, right? Those of us who, for all sorts of reasons real and imagined, have issues, justified or not, with all drivetrains other than good old RWD and would never drive anything else by choice?







 

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oh hello :wave: I don't like the word "extremist" but RWD is pretty damn awesome.

 

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I use to be a bit obsessed with RWD superiority, but I've grown up a bit in recent years. Still my favorite layout, when done properly of course. I don't subscribe to this nonsense that anything RWD is automatically superior, simply because you can drift it. Which is illegal on the road and annoys the shit out of people on the track.
 

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Re: The RWD extremist thread

I can't really agree on the word extremist, but for most purposes I really prefer rwd cars. This much should also be apparent from the cars field in my profile. Fwd just can't give you the feeling of stepping on the throttle in a corner and feeling the front end turn in even sharper. And then I'm not even mentioning stuff like steering feel and traction.
 

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Wait, is this the RWD extremist thread, or the F/R extremist thread? Because if not this, I'm out:
 

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Nah - any FWD car in reverse can do that :p
Er... do what? Go 'round a track? Any car can. Lift a tire? Any car of sufficient stiffness can do that. The point wasn't what the car was doing, but what the car is. I don't have any easily accessible pictures of it powersliding.
 

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^ I meant what it is as well; any car in reverse can be a Beetle - just my way of putting it was that your Beetle is......nevermind.
 

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Tease me about it being an oversized Beetle, sure. But a FWD car in reverse still has both steering and power on the same wheels. So... not similar? :?
 
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Yeah, I also prefer RWD but rather baulk at the term extremeist.

FWD have their place in the city, nipping around in the traffic and parking easily.
What scares me is seing FWD cars zooming down the motorways at high speeds 80+mph, with their drivers unaware of their limits.

(No, I don't mean cars like a VW Golf R32 or big Audis, but the small 1l Euro-snot boxes.)

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I think i can be put into the extremist part, i mainly drive RWD cars, and in the seat of a FWD, i get frustrated at how it doesn't handle like i'm used to :p

What i've never got though, is the guy that'll point at my car and tell me it's crap, because FWD cars are superior on snow...
do FWD owners confuse FWD with AWD?
 

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I still have to drive a RWD daily, but every time I have been in one I liked the way the steering felt compared to FWD cars.

Has nothing to do with drifting - never did that...
 

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I don't notice the drivetrain in a normal car under normal conditions. The only car I've driven in a performance environment was FWD, and it was tons of fun (Focus ST). RWD is preferred but by no means necessary.
 
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