holy crap I totally agree 1000000% nowadays, these magazines are doing spreads on the typical camaro, challenger and mustang *YAWN* ok, so maybe the 370z, but still, BORING. what a difference 20 years makes! great post / share
Gee you lot are hard to please - youd think people would be happy there are still SOME RWD's around.
Disapointing really - instead of supporting those brave enough to still make SOMETHING to cater to the performance market, regardless of how expensive it is [i appreciate not everyone can afford a new 'vette, CTS-V etc], everyones bashing them for doing it. Id hate to see said cars extinct.
Down in Oz the mere-mortal is pretty much limited to the Commodore [G8 to you guys] SS, Falcon XR6 Turbo or XR8. Other then that you need big bucks [M3, IS-F, C63 AMG] or a fair bit of disposable income for things like an RX8, 370Z, MX5 etc. Otherwise, thats it - theres nothing left.
Toyotas been out of the game for a long time. More and more "peformance" cars are FWD now - i dont care what anyone says, FWD's WILL NEVER be preferable to RWD's, regardless of how good they are. If Ford US have their way, our RWD Falcon will be dead. If GM decides to tamper with Holden [to this point, thank god they havent], the Commodore will be dead too. Which leaves what, BMW and Mazda to fly the rwd flag. And thats it.
What disapoints me, and yes im thinking aloud, is the American industrys thinking. I dont know much about CAFE standards and shit, but from what ive been reading from most press releases etc its ohhhh too hard to get a RWD to be economical so well switch to front wheel drive. And there in lies the problem with American cars - no outside the square thinking.
If BMW can keep to CAFE standards with an ALL RWD line up, why cant the others?
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