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Old 02-27-2003, 04:48 PM
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I don't think anyone mentioned serviceability.
Maintaining a FWD is usually made much more difficult due to the tight 'packaging' with everything crammed up front.
Where is that steering rack? Can you even see it? Starter? Inner CV joints? Change a clutch?
Or try doing anything on the 'frontside' of an 86 Accord engine, and you will be wishing you had hands the size of a 5-year-old!

In terms of handling and torque-steer, they have gotten so much better, but as many have stated, there is nothing like having the 'throttle-steer' capabilities of a RWD at hand (errr- foot). I really hate the trend towards ever greater understeer bias. I think manufacturers now consider this to be some sort of [misguided] 'safety feature'.
1986 300E 5-Speed 240k mi.
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