in my opinion, FWD is good until you get to about 180 lb-ft of torque. that's why the Si is still the best driving FWD car out there: there's no torque! the speed comes from horsepower...sounds funny to say, but i-VTEC is actually a pretty good idea when you're building a FWD sports car.
The SRT-4 is a lawsuit and about 300 dead 16 yr olds waiting to happen. monster torque, monster power, aftermarket upgrades straight out of the dealership, uncontrollable FWD, unsafe crash test ratings, at an extremely affordable price. smart guys over at Mopar