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The front-wheel-drive platform is one that has been historically not taken seriously by many driving enthusiasts. After all, given all of the responsibility of moving AND steering the vehicle while stuffing the weight of an engine over the front wheels, who wouldn’t agree that FWD is always the inferior choice to RWD?
Today’s episode of The Carmudgeon Show is all about the unspoken glory of front-wheel-drive and its general tendency to be misunderstood by enthusiasts across the board. Despite having owned a small minority of FWD cars in their pasts, Jason and Derek cover all the bases of how and why the dynamics of FWD handling tend to be overlooked in the real world- including but not limited to the truth behind understeer, weight transfer, and overall chassis tuning that can make a FWD driving experience far more enjoyable than its favored RWD counterpart.
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