FWD and RWD: Why a RWD Is Better

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The battle between FWD and RWD last for 50 years. I’m writing this essay to prove that the RWD is the correct layout for 2WD vehicles. Customers are confused by the matter of which wheels actually drive the vehicle, and which is best for their particular needs. There are four main drive forms: front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), four-wheel drive (4WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). Each has its advantages, and no single layout is best for all situations. Normally, sedan are based on the FWD and the RWD, the other two are used for SUV and trucks. The issue of whether customers should buy FWD and RWD cars is complex and controversial. Different people hold different ideas due to their drive experience and consumers attitudes. On one hand, lots of people believe that only RWD cars represent Luxury and high-performance. On the other hand, the car made on FWD are much cheaper and popular. However, most of customers are blind and ignorant on it. Many of them don’t even know the automobile layout of their sedan after use it for decades. From the literal meaning, with RWD, the rear wheels drive the vehicle. RWD appear with the invention of automobiles. Before 1950s the RWD are the most common way for cars, like the well-known VW Beetle and Ford Model T. Thereafter with popularizing of FWD and 4WD, the proportion of RWD vehicles decreased dramatically. Currently, only trucks, sports cars and luxury cars are still based on RWD. FWD, which means front wheels drive, are more popular now because it’s cheaper than RWD. Although both of the ways have couple of pros and cons, I will definitely pick RWD. There is no doubt that luxury and top grade cars like Mercedes-Benzes and BMW who are experienced in automobile industry will choose R... ... middle of paper ... ...WD cars are definitely worth for 2WD sedans’ consumers. Some people may insist that the FWD cars are cheaper than RWD cars. However, as the RWD cars are cheap to repair and fun to drive, there is no doubt that they should be the first choice for both auto companies and consumers. I believe that you will feel much safer in RWD cars in the future. References Silver, S. (2010). How to Determine if Your Car Is Front or Rear Wheel Drive. Wikihow.com. Retrieved from http://www.wikihow.com/Determine-if-Your-Car-Is-Front--or-Rear-Wheel-Drive Brauer, K. (2009). What Wheel Drive. Edmunds inside Line. Retrieved from http://www.edmunds.com/car-technology/what-wheel-drive.html Frere, P. (1992). From Slipping to Sliding. Sports Car and Competition Driving, 67 Quiroga, T. (2010). 2011 Audi RS5 vs. 2010 BMW M3, 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Comparison Tests. Car and Driver, 56-64
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