We've been trained that front wheel drive cars get the new tires in the rear. the reasoning being that you can install new tires up front and go into an uncontrolled slide due to tires in the rear with less tread. the perfect scenario is to do 4 tires.
Will aka Misfire
2003 LX "traded in"/2010 SES "traded in"/2012 SEL Hatch "traded in"