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Old 11-10-2006, 03:09 AM   #41
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If you were going to bring a car back, WHY would you conveniently SKIP the 50th anniversary year? Its not happening, but whats it take to get a Holden imported?

I would be all about some of those supercharged RWD things for summer fun...
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First I've heard of it and with the simple one line blurb, it sounds too good to be true.

If it is, then it will be built on the same rear wheel drive platform as the new GTO.
Supposedly all Pontiacs will be RWD.
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:07 PM   #43
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http://gminsidenews.com/index.php?pa..._Product_Guide

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Pontiac G8: Depending on how it all plays out, Pontiac could import a G8 rear-wheel drive sedan based on the new Holden VE. We've been told that the G8 will basically be a four-door version of the GTO. Expect to see the G8 at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show.
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:31 PM   #44
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Here'* my opinion...A rear wheel drive Bonneville would be awesome! I feel safer in a rear wheel drive in the snow rather than a front wheel drive. But that'* just me.

Now as for the Bonneville being gone, they are obviously going to make something to take it'* place. They always do that. If it'* a nice lookin car, who knows, I might buy one. And if it'* close enough to the Bonneville now, no matter what it'* called, I'll go buy me some Bonneville badges and slap em on lol. Yes, I know, kinda dumb, but hey, it works lol
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...I feel safer in a rear wheel drive in the snow rather than a front wheel drive. But that'* just me...
I've never driven RWD in the snow. I'm not trying to start a debate, but I'm just curious as to why you feel it'* safer.
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...I feel safer in a rear wheel drive in the snow rather than a front wheel drive. But that'* just me...
I've never driven RWD in the snow. I'm not trying to start a debate, but I'm just curious as to why you feel it'* safer.
when a rwd car is under spin it is far more predictable, and easier to recover control than a fwd car.

While it is GENERALLY easier to maintain control of a fwd car in snow, once a spin starts, it is very difficult to correct.
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...I feel safer in a rear wheel drive in the snow rather than a front wheel drive. But that'* just me...
I've never driven RWD in the snow. I'm not trying to start a debate, but I'm just curious as to why you feel it'* safer.
when a rwd car is under spin it is far more predictable, and easier to recover control than a fwd car.

While it is GENERALLY easier to maintain control of a fwd car in snow, once a spin starts, it is very difficult to correct.
I never would have guessed that, but it makes sence. 4WD all the way!!! Now to impliment it in the bonnie...
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I haven't found that a fwd is any more unpredictable in slippery conditions than a rwd. One way of pulling it out may be a bit counter-intuitive. In some cases, the best way to get the back end back under control is to accelerate slightly, rather than the natural tendency to back off. Also, in both fwd and rwd, rather than trying to remember "turn in the direction of the skid or spin" which can be confusing, turn your head and look in the direction you want to go. You'll naturally turn the proper direction.
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FWD is exactly as Archon described it. It will naturally be more controllable and self-assured in adverse weather conditions. Natural to recover, as well.

RWD tends to want to make a spin worse during recovery, causing over-correcting. FWD won't do that. The car will try to go in the direction the front wheels are turned, regardless of which direction the car itself is pointed.
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Ah, RWD. Slingshots..... accelerate into the turn.
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