cost. purely and simply, it's cheaper and simpler to make a fwd car when all the rest of your range is.
ok the 8C isn't, but that's not exactly an alfa
Spot on, actually fwd is cheaper to make full stop, making cars with different wheelbases and floorpans etc all makes it easier and cheaper to use a common parts bin. Also it provides more cabin space in the car, which most people prefer.
To be honest, in a "normal" car the handling isnt something people really care (or know) about, usually quoting some elderly motoring journo to back up how well their new car handles.
I was brought up on rwd cars and tbh much much prefer them, far more control imho, and you can slide em at will, but my 156 was the nicest driving fwd I have ever been in, driven etc - every other fwd is just a compromise to me. But I'd sure like a spin in a 3.2GT
power and beauty super sharp steering-whats not to like
Also I think that people with less driving ability (ie 98% of all men
and women on the road) will handle any problems easier on fwd.
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