No, it was quiet a charge to drive. It went very well in the snow also.
It was not guttless. Do not forget that what gearing the pumpkin has in
it makes alot of difference in performance.
GOD BLESS THE USA
Even notice that when one runs of the road in their FWD
vehicle, the cop that comes to help you is driving a
RWD Crown Vic. What did the FWD drivers think we drove,
in winter, all the years before FWD? LOL
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 19:14:14 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
Well,I learned to drive FWD (Austin Mini) and later did a lot of
winter driving with RWD Darts and Valiants and Ramblers both on studs
and plain rubber - then rallied FWD Renault after driving both RWD
Bugs and FWD Peugots in the sand in central Africa.
Understanding the difference between FWD and RWD and knowing how to
handle them both, I'd say it's a toss-up. The FWD will get you in
trouble a lot faster if you haven't got your head totally into it.
The RWD can be a lot more fun, what with being able to easily "power
steer" it, but the FWD can be made to "hang it out" in the corners
very nicely too when you know what you are doing. I've also driven
4wd.(M37 and Ramcharger among others)
A 4wd wins hands down for getting around in the snow, but if you get
too cocky they will turn around and bite you real quick too. Although
the limits are a lot higher with 4wd, when you reach the limit they
let go every bit as quickly.
Just for the heck of it I ran the AWD Ramcharger in a Slalom event
back in '76 / 77- on snow tires with Frink plow saddle installed - and
ran within 1/100th second of the fastest car in my class - a CORVETTE
COUPE. I beat the third fastest, another 'Vette by about the same
margin. Running 4wd low range locked with a 318 automatic.
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 17:10:14 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob) wrote:
I'll take you on any day of the winter - yours or mine.
I grew up in the southern Ontario snow belt, and rallyed competetively
in my youth. three top 4 series finishes (4th, 3rd, and 2nd) in 3
years in the ONRRC. I was the driver.
We don't get as much snow now as we did in the sixties and seventies,
when I even managed to get stuck with an M37 with chains - and it took
2 road graders and a 6wd highway plow to get it out - and it was still
ON the road.
I have also owned a couple Aerostars and driven them through 14
Ontario winters. Mine were long body 7 passengers, and with the seats
out and no load even the long body could be twitchy. Not that I had
any trouble - I generally made sure I had the weight back there when I
this winter the week of christmas i was leaving ohio during its big snow
storm and my windstar handled like a champ, but it was loaded down with
family and gifts and all that crap needed for a week.
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