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Re: So what's good about FWD?

> The Beetle is the classic example of this layout, so it has been done
> successfully in the past.

Should have thought about that -- yes, that's an excellent example.

> Factors against it today are fairly straightforward.  Where FWD is safer
> due to its inherent understeer, the RWD/R. engine is the opposite.  I speak
> here of the average citizen (John Q. Public) and the typical slippery
> condition crashes, *not* a track setup, where even RWD/R can be made to
> understeer. So that advantage of FWD is lost.

Ok; what is it that would cause a car to understeer on the track that
would be absent on the street?