JCE hit the MAIN advantage of FWD right square on the nose! The biggest advantage is to the manufacturer. That nice, neat package that contains, transmission, engine and drive axle comes down the line and drops right into place, saving beaucoup dollars for the manufacturers. They have done a great job over the years convincing many drivers that FWD somehow makes a car superior.
If I can think of a pro for the DRIVER of a FWD car, I'll let you know.
Have a great day,