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Old 02-15-2007, 05:10 PM   #41
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The Toronado came out in 66 and was always FWD.
My point was with the main driving public. It didn't really catch on strong until the '80s rolled around.
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The Toronado sold reasonably well at introduction, 40,963 in 1966, and also gained great publicity for the division by winning several leading automotive awards, such as Motor Trend'* Car of the Year Award and Car Life'* Award for Engineering Excellence. It also was a third-place finisher in the European Car of the Year competition..
40,000 in its first year shows me that it caught on awfully fast and strong.
Cadillac picked up the chassis the following year

Its not that FWD didnt catch on fast, its that other can makers were slow to develop it for themselves
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Well, from personal experience here:

On the way to work this morning, the road to the office is a two-lane blacktop that wasn't well cared for after the snow storm we had. Passed a FWD Civic that had been ditched. Me in my RWD goat, just plodded along right past him.

RWD :1
FWD: 0

RWD isn't bad in the snow, just different.
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You guys are bickering over ridiculously minute points.

All cars (except one) until the mid-70'* were RWD. Even through the 80'* the majority were RWD. That is all they are saying.

Now rip this apart and tell me that in the 70'* there were THREE WHOLE CARS that were FWD to prove how ridiculous you really are being.
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on the chrysler 300C, the traction control dosent do ****.
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I wasn't bickering til now.

he said "RWD was the ONLY way people got around until around the early 80'*".

The all caps ONLY made it sound as though RWD was the only option available. I didn't mention 4WD. How'* that for bickering?
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Logan you just got
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Toasted, compare the 40k production for a toronado to this from Wikipedia "In 1965, the Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than 1 million units, which has never been bettered." That'* one car, not even all of chevrolet.

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The all caps ONLY made it sound as though RWD was the only option available. I didn't mention 4WD. How'* that for bickering?
Well for that i'm sorry, but i'm willing to venture that around 90% of daily drivers were rwd cars at that time.
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Logan you just got
How so? I was mostly referring to you and toasted for nit-picking posts....

I feel a lock coming on.
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Yea, we've reallly strayed off course.

I think we can agree that RWD will be a benefit to the G8?
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nit picking what Logan?? i have made 2 posts in this thread sofar this being the third! and i suggest you go back and read I WASNT NIT PICKING nothing

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and it all depends on the application as to whats better... and YEAH the G8 is going to kick A$$ RWD but would even be better AWD IMO
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