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View Poll Results: Which would you prefer front,rear or 4 wheel drive?
Front Wheel Drive 35 9.80%
Rear Wheel Drive 128 35.85%
Four wheel Drive 194 54.34%
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Old 25-02-2016, 04:17 PM   #11
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Very true, all have their advantages and disadvantages.
Currently in fwd which is pretty safe and predictable.
Had an Impreza Type R with the dccd, great fun!
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Old 25-02-2016, 04:26 PM   #12
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Rear for me. 326bhp through the back wheels is great
Shame the 1 series looks like its going front wheel drive for the next model.

why oh why?
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Old 25-02-2016, 04:47 PM   #13
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All have their pros and cons, would be 4wd if I had the choice though
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Old 25-02-2016, 05:15 PM   #14
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Not a massive of fan of FWD. Only test driven a few RWD BMW and have to say the engagement and feel was spot on. My only concern would be bad conditions, but then if you have the capacity to swap to winter tyres if the weather called for it, you would be golden.

On the whole though, I spend 95% of my time on the M25 or other dual carriageway, so driver feel is rarely a priority. Also don't have the means to swap wheels and love the extra traction of 4WD so thats my preference now.

Don't get it show it off much other than when I'm lucky enough to be at the front of the lights with an empty dual carriageway ahead...haven't quite got over the fun of leaving most other cars for dead as I charge off
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Old 25-02-2016, 05:39 PM   #15
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I've driven various cars of all three variants, and owned all three too.

As with everything in life not all things are made equal, particularly true of 4WD systems, especially when we're really talking about AWD, not 4WD!

Although the symmetrical system in Imprezas is the most fun (that I've tried) and epically fun with winter tyres in the snow. I think RWD is more fun more of the time.

FWD is....well FWD.....maybe the only possitive is it's cheaper to make.
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Old 25-02-2016, 06:23 PM   #16
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I Have a high power RWD but would prefer 4WD.
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Old 25-02-2016, 06:46 PM   #17
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Old 25-02-2016, 07:08 PM   #18
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I voted for 4WD but they all have their good points. I have a 4WD truck, all-wheel drive SUV and RWD Mustang that doesn't see bad weather.
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Old 25-02-2016, 07:58 PM   #19
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RWD is the most driver focused drivetrain. It does make for more feel, fun and interaction. I can see why some people don't like it, but unless you turn off the traction and stability programmes off on modern cars, it's not going to eat you.

FWD is fine. There's some really good handing cars, but they are hitting their limits where they are now. There's too much effort going through the one set of wheels trying to do everything. Obviously cost plays a big part why so many cars are FWD.

4wd is fine, it can make some cars a bit dull though. It's a lot of extra weight and power sapping for something you don't really need much for real world driving. The negatives outweigh any benefits for me.

The haldex systems are improving and a happy medium somewhere between FWD and 4wd. FWD handling the majority of the time, then the extra grip when the fronts spin up. You've got an extra bit of weight, but they aren't so bad for drivetrain power losses.

There probably should be an option of full time 4wd and haldex on the list as they are a bit different to each other.
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Old 25-02-2016, 08:06 PM   #20
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I prefer RWD there's something about it that I can't quite put my finger on.
I've only ever driven big heavy 4x4 vehicles but would like to see what a car feels like
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