Originally Posted by FocusOnMeNow
I can't go sideways in a front wheel drive car.
The Focus ST can go sideways with lift off oversteer, quite easily. Is it the same as a RWD powered drift? No, it is just a different way to have fun. RWD gives you burnouts, donuts, and drifting, and FWD (if set up properly) can give you four wheel drifts, lift off oversteer, and tossability. You can chuck a FWD into a corner to get it sideways, but I wouldn't try tossing a Mustang.
What I'm saying is that RWD and FWD can both be fun and rewarding to drive, but in different ways.
AWD, in my opinion, is good for launches and poor weather conditions. Everywhere else it just sucks drivetrain power, increases weight and cost, and usually produces understeer.
Mine: 2002 Focus SVT: 137k, Sonic Blue, #1654, Moonroof, Winter Pack, Audiophile
Mods: Tom's Tune, Borla, CFM STS, painted Machs, Euro grille
Hers: 2010 Focus SES: 59k, Ebony, Auto, Moon and Tune