I don't know what to tell ya man, but I can't agree with you. Maybe you're more comfortable with your Mazda than you were with you WRX or perhaps you have a different driving style but...FWD is FWD. If you charge hard into a corner at the limit and cut it in the WRX, you'll break traction momentarily and slide slightly before the AWD allows you to tuck the front back in and fire out of the corner. With a FWD, yes even your beloved Mazda, if you're cornering at the limit and stomp on it with power going to the front wheels they will lose traction and slide to the outside of the corner, aka. plowing understeer. Aside from throttle and brake modulation, I don't know of a way to avoid this with high hp FWD cars. In this instance you'd have to slow your exit by getting on the throttle later than AWD, which can't possibly be faster. In similarly well handling (that may not make sense, haha) vehicles, AWD is going to be faster in more situations than FWD, that's all I'm saying. Especially at the limit and in less than ideal weather.Originally Posted by AngelBoy
Either way n00bulat0l2, I think that you're going to be happy with whichever car you pick (though not as happy as with an STi because...damn). It all depends on which aspects are most important to you.