While I do agree that real wheel drive is far better than fwd for control,the other side of the argument is that fwd is virtually idiot proof in that the understeer when overcooking a fwd,reacts to the most common impulse of your average driver,which is to lift off the gas.
Which we both know would be the totally wrong thing to do in a rwd.
So I’m kind of in favour of the fwd being the weapon of choice of the average driver,seeing as most driving that I see isn’t very good…[/quote]
You’re right, but only because the average driver doesn’t have a clue what they are doing. They also don’t know what to do during oversteer and typically slam the brakes while panicking.
The thing about understeer and fwd that bothers me is that it is hard to find that point where you start to plow, and a casual driver may feel like they have excellent traction, so they push it a little harder and all of the sudden they are shooting off in a straight line.
Give me my rwd and let me accelerate through the curve, I can feel it start to oversteer and make a small correction and I’m fine.
I guess it boils down to there is a false sense of security with fwd, but it is safer for the casual driver, until they start to take advantage of that security.
With rwd, it is much easier to gauge your traction, but if you are not cautious and don’t know what to do, you are going to get yourself in trouble.