Originally Posted by codprawn
Something twitchy and RWD usually lets you know BEFORE you get into trouble - if you can read it right.
Feel is what it's all about - something many modern cars are sadly lacking. Drive a Caterham or a Westie and people will know what I mean.
What a ridiculous generalisation! All RWD cars these days have just as much electronics as a FWS or AWD car! You will not know you've made a mistake until the mistake is so big that the computer can't correct it.
You cannot compare a RWD Caterham to a RWD BMW (for example). You are talking about two very different vehicles, and two very different owners. The cars you use as an example are not what people use as their daily-drivers - the people that own them are INTO their cars... but that doesn't mean that they would know what the sensation of the back-end stepping-out would be like!
I agree that "feel" is what it's about... for me, it's the same as driving a RIB or SIB console or tiller. As much as I love my Audi A4, it's not the same as driving my 1976 Mini. In one I feel cosseted, in one I feel connected. One is good for trekking up and down the country, one is good for short blasts.