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      10-01-2013, 10:01 AM   #149
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Originally Posted by Elk View Post
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Many do not know/appreciate the downsides of front-wheel drive and, given previously marketing by many manufacturers, are convinced front-wheel drive is actually better.

The same is true of AWD. With the exception of a few high end active systems (Porsche, etc.), AWD inherently decreases handling performance by increasing understeer, etc. Yet, many here will argue passionately this is not the case.

Marketing and consumer ignorance are powerful tools for manufacturers to exploit.
This.