Originally Posted by BlueIce
But I also know that my GTI was completely undriveable without a sandbag in the hatch. Without it, I couldn't turn without fishtailing. And that was with winter tires. Adding the sandbag in the hatch kept the rear in place. I got the tip from others that had the car and had the same problem. So clearly there is a reason to add it for a FWD car.
Probably for the same reason it's recommended to put your better tires on the rear. No matter front/rear/4x4 drive - better traction in the back will increase stability by reducing fishtailing.
2012 FF Ti HB Kona Blue, Built 5/24/2011, 401A + Ti Handling Package, Parking Technology Package, Winter Package, Moonroof, and MFT w/NAV at v3.6 106k miles and counting...