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Old 06-26-2005, 06:17 AM   #1
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I really hate the fact that Bonne'* are FWD. I'd prefer AWD over RWD, though. Is there any reason why they have/had to make them FF?



This has probably been discussed before, but I found 25+ pages with the search function.
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better winter and rain handling
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Is there any reason why they have/had to make them FF?


Front wheel drive lends itself for a more efficient drive train over the old rear wheel drives. More power is delivered to the drive wheels, hp losses are fewer as opposed to rw drive.
There is also a slightly better handling/performance in rain & snow.
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the N* that was used in the GXP was made specifically for a FWD application
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better winter and rain handling

a large part of the advantage can be negated by proper (read: snow) tires...
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Why not all wheel drive, though? I was actually surprised when I found out they wern't.
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Too expensive of a drive train. GM'* pretty good at cutting corners where they can sometimes.
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what'* it matter if it'* FWD? It'* not a performance car to the point it would really benfit all that much from it. It saves weight, more compact, you don't have that huge RWD 'hump' in the center of the car, better traction in most driving conditions, etc. The Bonneville makes a good FWD car.
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what'* it matter if it'* FWD? It'* not a performance car to the point it would really benfit all that much from it. It saves weight, more compact, you don't have that huge RWD 'hump' in the center of the car, better traction in most driving conditions, etc. The Bonneville makes a good FWD car.

Actually we do have the hump in the center of the car....but whose counting.....
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I you all want RWD that bad....get a mustang....want AWD.....get an Impreza....
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