Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 17:58:53 GMT
From: Porsche_S2 <>
Subject: Re: Would Saabs be better as RWD?

I do prefer RWD over FWD. I have a lot of Porsches and mercedes in the past and now a Saab. My only complaints are too much understeer, bad gauge cluster, it comes with cup-holders (blah, you wont see real cars (MBZ/Porsche/BMW with them), and it is front wheel drive. Maybe I have to get used to it, but it sure handles like crap. If only they could make a decent handleing car, they would do so much better. And what's the use of 194/fpt when it is FWD? When it is wet out I have no control of the car. FWD does what it wants to do, and there is no correcting it unless you punch-it hard. There is no "go-cart" feel to FWD cars either. Whats the fun of that. You drive to drive and only drive. Why can't cars be more like the Germans. Other than that, the car has been great (power, reliability etc...) Thanks all, MV In article <>, RCS <> wrote: > As I said before - I think the best solution is the 4WD. And itīs true that > itīs a religion if one prefers the FWD or the RWD. > The RWD is very nice to drive on dry roads and itīs cool to provoke controlled > oversteering in nice dry corners - but itīs the hell if you donīt expect that > the conditions are not so fine, in the rain or even in ice and snow. For my > point of view the RWD is only nice in the summer when you want to improove > your driving technique and get a lot of adrenaline. Every SAAB beats every > german RWD car in the winter! > For everyday driving under everyday conditions the FWD is safer cause itīs > easier to relase the accelerator when the car starts to understeer than to > catch an oversteering, spinning car. Thatīs why all the german RWD cars needs > a ESP system, cause little too much power in a narrow wet corner and youīve > lost! > > Greetings, RCS > > Bram: > > > > > > > Only out of a stoplight, and who really NEEDS max acceleration at that > > > speed. At normal street speeds, no normal car will slip at the tires, an > > > thus this is not a problem. > > > > > > Lars > > > > > > > Well if you don't need the acceleration, than you might want a little > > oversteer instead of understeer. That's the difference between staying on > > the road and flying in the ditch! > > > > Bram > > Sent via Before you buy.

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