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Old 05-07-2007, 11:07 PM   #11
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No. I live in New England FWD for the win.
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some of the chevy camaros have a rwd 3800, my step bro has one i think its right around a 97, quick car, dont know how well it would do in a full size bonneville though
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absolutely
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One of the reasons I purchased the Bonne was the FWD. New England weather rocks.. you'd best be ready..lol
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i think rwd would fun but not here in the winter


AWD bonneville ftw!
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If I had wanted a RWD performance car, I would have bought one. Over the years, I've driven various RWD cars, from performance to dogs. They shared one thing. They all sucked in the Michigan winter driving. "PosiTraction" (LSD) or not.

With the planned switch over to RWD for Pontiac - it appears as if this will be my last one.
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:11 PM   #17
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Golly. Didn't realise winter driving was such an arduous task with RWD.
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Hah, I guess it would be applicable to ask where you live then

I would love RWD, but FWDs can be PRETTY fun to drive, the ONLY gripe I have with it is that they didn't come with LSD
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I believe that we also have to look at the politics at that particular time in automotive history. IIRC FWD was considered the future for sedans at the time due to their better stability in rough weather conditions. I believe GM was being heavily criticized for not offering any large FWD sedans, when the japanese already offered FWD sedans. So I do believe that GM did good by offering FWD, but they seemed to have put "all their eggs in one basket" and made all their flagships FWD.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wjcollier07
Hah, I guess it would be applicable to ask where you live then
Well, let'* just stay I don't live where y'all do.
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