But Im wondering, do you miss the 4motion ? I mean, how would you compare the 4wd car you had to the fwd you have now ? On dry asphalt. Does all of the power get transfered to the ground, is taking the corners less sure-footed now, general impression ?
Well i stop driving the Passat 4Mo for a while, as i had a Jag S-Type and then the Merc S500 (well i still have her) so i was getting used to RWD a lot. But if i was to compare the two, i feel a lot more comfortable in the GTI then the Passat. My Passat was stock, and yeah the AWD was there when you screwed up but it was just not sport. It was Heavy and big, yeah it was a load of fun and i would throw it in to the bends a lot, but the GTI is a whole new monster.
The AWD still overstreer a lot, but to a limit and then it would correct itself, vs the GTI if ESP is turned off it will oversteer at the limit if you just on the gas and turning, so it needs a little work. The Jag on the other hand, would also oversteer but you could correct it by slamming on the gas =D And the Merc, will it has offset rims so it has a nice bite in turns, but really why would i be treating a Merc like that =P
That being said, when it rains i let off a lot more then with the Passat 4Mo. The GTI has Summer Only tires vs the Passat i had Sport All Weather. Once in a while when my sister comes down from Davis i will drive the Passat and its still a hoot (tho she has beat on it pretty bad) esp in the rain. But it does not snow here at all, just rain so a FWD or RWD car is just fine. Maybe if i was putting out major power, it woiuld matter.