You should consider maybe a Passat Variant V6 with Tiptronic Shift. Heaps of room and vroom. Front drive you say, but I would seriously doubt (no offence) if most people would notice. Despite having traction control, this device hardly kicks in at all!
I think your Dad should go and have a drive in some of the FWD cars. I think he will be plesantly surprised, unless of course he still likes his power oversteers!