Tuesday, July 23, 2013

FWD Production Cars That Should Be RWD.

Before we dive into this little debate, we must first ask, "Why are there FWD cars in production at all?". The short answer is money. Major auto manufactures quickly realized that by building a car with no obtrusive drive-shaft going all the way from the front to the back of the car, they would be saving gobs of money in production costs that would soon be in the millions. So saying that any mass produced fwd car was built half-assed would be technically correct. That being said, we may begin.

First we have the 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS. This is a 2.0L supercharged 4-banger that for some reason or another, has been stuck with a fwd layout. This potentially fun ride was aimed at a younger demographic. I feel like Chevy felt the need to release a cheap, fun, sporty car that could replace the previously dead-and-gone Camaro. Unfortunately, we were given a fwd ricer with half the cylinders, and half the fun. Although in the Cobalt's defense,  the supercharged 4 cylinder propelled it from 0-60 in just under 6 seconds, and down the 1320 in just over 14 ticks. Those are some slightly impressive numbers only because of it's MSRP of $22k.
Up next is the Honda Prelude! As a kid, I always thought that this thing was rwd. Why, you ask? Because it LOOKS like a rwd car. It's a small coupe with sporting intentions, and it was completely ruined by the lack of power to the rear tires. I swear, this thing would've been better than the Miata in almost every way if it was only designed the way it was supposed to be. Shoot, this bad boy could have been better than Nissan's rwd drift kings, the Silvia and Z series.

What do you think? What are some other cars that need to be rwd that aren't? Let us know in the comments below. Have a fan-freakin-tastic day!

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