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Old 08-03-2017, 10:40 PM   #21
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I've always loved my sedans. Kept my last one for 6 years and didn't really want to sell it. had I bought the E90 I wanted, I may still have it.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:56 PM   #22
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I always prefer the sedan over the coupe version, aka m3 vs m4. But after having two coupes they are not that bad with kids. A 2 seat coupe would not work for me.
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:58 AM   #23
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This is how we end up buying cars we don't love. And then selling them 2 years later...
Isn't that the truth!
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:56 PM   #24
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Interesting option, front tires larger then rear

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Old 08-11-2017, 03:50 AM   #25
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Interesting option, front tires larger then rear
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:32 PM   #26
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Didn't Pontiac have a front drive V8 full size car with that option in the 80's? It was a sport something or other.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:45 PM   #27
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I'm pretty sure they had that in the 2000s. I don't see a problem with it. FWD/AWD cars tend to need to be set up for oversteer. If you've got more weight up front, why not put more tire there?
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:15 PM   #28
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I put wider front tires on the Mazdaspeed3. It actually does reduce understeer with no downside that I can perceive.

Pontiac did indeed do this with one of the versions of the Grand Prix in the 2000s. Might have been the one they put a V8 into right before the platform went away.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:36 PM   #29
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Interesting option, front tires larger then rear
Are you sure that's not a typo ?
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:04 PM   #30
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Are you sure that's not a typo ?
No, read it in an article so looked it up on audiusa. The reason is what Nick stated above.
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