Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 23:03:02 GMT
From: dizz <>
Subject: Re: Toyauto vs Slaab : bottom line

On Fri, 12 Oct 2001 14:55:35 GMT, wrote: >Not quite true. It actually cost more to build a FWD car than a >comparably sized RWD. If you recall when Chrysler replaced their >complete line of RWD with much smaller FWD the prices were comparable. >What they saved on steel glass and plastic was replaced with extra labor >cost and reductions of economies of scale. Assembly of FWD cars is >slower because of the greater ratio of off line assembly required for >FWD construction. No, I'm sorry, but you are WRONG. Front-drive is MUCH cheaper for them to make. The entire power-plant can be built as a single assembly and dropped-into the front of the car. Good God, people, buy a fucking clue! The car makers would not have all gone front-drive if it was more expensive! The car makers like it because it's CHEAPER.

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