old geezers (like me) will say that we got where we had to go with
RWD......we learned to drive with RWD and knew how to handle situations.
didn't always have snow tires, but very much needed on smaller cars. I
had a Volvo 144 that was like a mountain goat........a Checker with
studded tires that was a locomotive.......and even got thru everything
in a Chevette with snows.
But someone who has only driven FWD might have problems adjusting. I'm
not impressed with FWD.....and know from experience that it won't go up
the hill to my house like the old RWD (weight transfer?).
Have just completed my first week of winter driving in a Taurus
AWD.....wow! It's no Jeep, but completely seamless: I can't even tell
the road is slick, until I notice that other cars (FWD and RWD) can't