Well, it depends on a lot of factors. A big one, what is your price range for the base car and price range for mods. I have a 95 AWD Eagle Talon which has an extremely good backing for parts, plus the motors are bullet proof. Once I get this new engine installed I am hoping to hit 450+ hp. Rocky SDS has an 05 Volvo S40??? Out of the gate the Volvo has more power than me, but since the Talon engine has been around so long parts are so much cheaper and you can get much more power for the dollar. The Volvo does have a lot of creature comforts that the Talon does not. For one it is a Volvo and is nice and quiet inside even at WOT. The heat and AC work much better (Actually I dont have AC or a radio at all) and they are prettier to look at. What are you looking to get out of the car? Snow driving? Track Driving? Tell me "Why AWD?" and I can spout off a few more AWD cars that can be modded.
Originally posted by certifiednewb95Was curious as to what y'alls opinions on what awd cars are good/not so good for tuning/modding.. I was looking into evos, but my plan to afford one fell through. So now i'm on the hunt for an awd car and was hoping on to get some insight on my different options. What would be some decent awd cars to tune?
Actually a Boxer engine is pretty simple to work on. I owned a WRX for a few years and had no problems, spark plugs are a little trick but thats just having to remove some extra things to get to them. Still only about a 30 minute job. Mitsubishi's AWD is pretty good in the snow. One of my good friends had a 98 GSX for years and we live in Colorado so.... Subaru's symmetrical has just a more even output of power and no torque steer at all. Actaually if I can find the video I will post it, but I watched a test on AWD systems. Subaru vs. Honda vs. Audi/VW and I cant remember if there was another competitor but Subaru's topped everyone elses as far as daily driving and safety goes. Plus Mitsu and Subaru AWD is not front nor rear wheel drivie biased or does it need to see a wheel slipping to engage the AWD, it's all real time.
Originally posted by certifiednewb95I hear you on the subbie, and dsm reliability problems. My brother had a 2.5 rs subbie and it was great in snow. I'm just kinda concerned that since i'm tryin' to do most of the work on which ever car I get myself that boxer engine i've heard is a PITA to work on. How's a 2g gsx in the snow comparatively to the subbie's symmetrical awd?