FWD cars allow the drive train assembly to be built on a seperate assembly line, and installed as a single unit into the car body, allowing major cost savings for the manufacturer. They also save a bit of weight on the final product, which helps the companies with their product fuel efficiency and pollution requirements.
Good for them, but I much prefer RWD. My experience with FWD cars has been decreased brake and tire life in front from the poor weight distribution, and added upkeep in the form of CV joint replacement costs. I have owned 2 FWD, and won't be buying a third one!
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1987 Smoke Silver/burgundy mbtex 300E Sportline (SOLD)
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