I had a Monte SS that, in the winter, was like riding a pig on ice. Otherwise I loved that car. Wife and house dropped it down the priority list...got rid of it.
I have driven nothing but FWD cars since. I love the stability and overall drivability.
However, I totalled my beloved '89 Olds 98 Touring Sedan by hydro-planing on the Ohio turnpike of all places. Believe me, that was not a fun ride. I thought I saved it not once, but twice. It still went "***-over-applecart" so to speak. I was going east, spun twice, dove through the median and ended up in the west bound lanes! I drove it home after I cleaned out my pants. The insurance co. still totalled it.
I do know for a fact that if I could have used my throttle to help "stear", I would be driving that car today. But, I ended up having to buy a new 2002 SSEi, so you figure if I am better off or not.
A little anecdote about police driving:
A few years back, the Toledo police were having hellish times with the newer cars with ABS. It seems that they learned (old school practices) to pump their brakes when in skid conditions. We all know what happens when you pump your ABS breaks, don't we? These guys were wrecking two cars a day!! Anyways, the police dept. hired driving instuctors to work with the cops to teach them to drive with the ABS. The training probably paid for itself the first time a patrol car didn't get wrecked!
Don't you (or most reasonable people) think that, maybe, the reason that most cops prefer RWD is...that is what they were trained on and therefor are used to it? What about drivers training for cops in a FWD car?
Just my $1.53 on this subject.
(edited for spelling)