Poll: Front Drive Legends

As we wind down our tribute for front wheel drive cars this week, it’s only right that we finish up with FWD-themed reader poll.

We’ve gathered up some of the most important, popular, and exciting front-driven vehicles in automotive history and now it’s time for you guys to pick the best.

Which models made the cut? Read below to find out and make your pick.

Mini Cooper S (Original)

The original Mini redefined what was possible in a small car and instantly became one of the world’s most iconic vehicles. The performance-bred S model quickly became a favorite among rally and club racers across the world.

MINI Cooper S (Modern)

Decades later, the new BMW-built MINI took the character of the original Mini and adapted it to the 21st century. The S models once again won over enthusiasts with their supercharged and later turbocharged powerplants and responsive handling.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk.I

When Volkswagen launched the GTI in 1976 it changed the image of FWD cars and helped create the  “hot hatch” market. It’s simply one of the most important enthusiast cars in history.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk.II

VW followed up the groundbreaking Mk.I GTI with the Mk. II – made even more enticing with its available 16 valve and even supercharged powerplants.

Volkswagen Scirocco Mk.I

Just as the Karmann Ghia was to the Beetle, the Scirocco served as a stylish, more exotic counterpart to the basic Golf.  Giugiaro styling helped make the original Scirocco a classic.

Volkswagen Corrado VR6

As the 1990s approached, the new VW Corrado arrived to take the Scirocco’s place. In addition to very distinct styling, the Corrado would be paired with Volkswagen’s unique and potent VR6 engine.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk.7

The latest seventh generation Golf GTI is a symbol of how much the GTI has advanced over the last few decades. It’s the same formula as the original, but updated for modern times.

Volkswagen Scirocco R

Beginning in 2008, VW brought the Scirocco back to its lineup. It shares underpinnings with the Golf, but once again brings very distinct styling to the mix. The 265 horsepower R Model is the hottest of the bunch.

Renault Sport Mégane

One of the things makes a great FF car is being able to compete directly with its AWD and RWD rivals. Many would say that’s been the case for the Renault Sport Mégane.

Ford Focus RS Mk.1

In the late 1990s Ford introduced the Focus – a replacement for the beloved Escort. Like the Escort before it, the Focus soon found its way to enthusiasts’ hearts with hot models like the RS.

Ford Focus RS500

With production to limited to just 500 units, the RS500 is the ultimate Focus. It has 345 horsepower on tap, making it one of the most the hard core FWD performance cars of all time.

Peugeot 205 GTI

One of Peugeot’s entries into the FWD enthusiast market, the stylish 205 GTI soon established itself as one of Europe’s great affordable performance machines.

Honda CR-X SiR

It’s doubtful that any company has contributed as much to the world of exciting FWD cars as Honda. The B16A-powered EF CR-X SiR is just one of their great FF machines.

Honda Civic SiR EG6

The EG6 took the proven underpinnings and DOHC VTEC powerplant from the EF series and brought things into the ’90s. Now more than 20 years old, the EG will forever be a favorite among Honda fans.

Honda/Acura Integra Type R DC2

But when it comes to great Hondas, there may be no topping the almighty Type R badge. More than a decade and a half after it came out the DC2 Integra Type R is still one of the most sought after and respected FF cars in the world.

Honda Civic Type R EK9

Everything said about the Integra Type R can also be applied to its cousin the EK9 Civic Type R. It’s a car that’s still considered by many to be the greatest Civic of all time.

Honda Civic Type R FD2

An extra set of doors did nothing to hurt the Civic Type R’s credentials when the FD2 was released  in 2007. The FD2 was capable of lap times that would put many traditional performance cars to shame.

Nissan Sentra SE-R B13

Nissan may not be have quite the same FF reputation as Honda, but the company has made some very good front-drive cars over the years. One of them is the B13 Sentra SE-R. With simple styling and SR20DE power under the hood, many saw the SE-R as a reincarnation of the Datsun 510.

Dodge Shelby Omni GLH

When Carroll Shelby’s name began appearing on FWD Chrysler products in the ’80s, people were a bit confused. Once they saw what cars like the Omni GLH and even hotter GLH-S were capable of, they got it.  The GLH-S made 175 horsepower – insane numbers for a FWD car in 1986.

Ford Taurus SHO (1st Generation)

Also representing the USA is the original Ford Taurus SHO. With a 220 horsepower Yamaha-tuned V6 under the hood, the SHO was not only one of the quickest sedans of its era, but also one of the best sleepers of all time.

Alfa Romeo GTV

Among Italy’s contributions to the world of exciting FWD motoring is the Alfa Romeo GTV. The unique Alfa styling should go without mention, but the GTV Cup version also won over serious weekend racers when it was released.

Vauxhall Astra VXR

Hot Hatches make up a large portion of this list, and Vauxhall’s take on the genre is the Astra VXR – one of the most powerful cars in the segment and another one that redefines FWD performance.

Renault Clio Williams

When speaking of hot hatches, Renault’s Clio Williams is another one of the greats.  It’s 147ps may not be a lot by today’s standards, but it in 1993 it helped make the Clio Williams an instant winner.

Renault Sport Clio Trophy

Like it’s predecessor the Clio Williams, the RS Clio Trophy is another car that could be in the hot hatch hall of fame (HHHOF as I like to call it). Very limited production numbers have also secured the Trophy’s place in history.

Fiat 500 Abarth

Last but not least. we have the Abarth version of the Fiat 500. Retro looks, go kart handling, and boost? What’s not to like.

Now comes the hardest part. Choosing one of these cars! Good luck.

-Mike

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1

how times have changed!

2

What about the Nissan N15 N1 Pulsar? :(

3

type r ek9, the only car on the list i've wanted since it first came out

4

Golf GTI Mk I. The OG, and the one that laid down the platform for the rest.

5

No competition the DC2R.

6
TarmacTerrorist

Fiesta RST...

7

This list is a joke.... A ugly taurus?? really? instead of a saab? or a beautiful 156 alfa...

8

@Beder I think you will find the Mini did that

9

To me there are only four icons on the list. The original Mini, Rabbit GTI, DC2 R, and the EK R.  These cars where the game changers in the FF world.

10

As much as I love my old school cars my vote went straight to the rs500 as their aggressive style and power just wins me over. plus iv'e seen a video of an rs500 chasing a modern GT up a hill climb and I fell in love with it right there and then. although i do prefer the look of the slightly slower RS in performance green.

11

I was left wondering where's Alfasud Sprint or Renault 5?

12

Is the Sentra really considered more important than the T180 Celica GTi?

13

Great list guys! I wish I could pick more than one. I would've gone with DC2 and EK9 Type R, Peugeot 205 GTI, Golf GTI Mk. 1

14

Williams of course!

15

Anything French is just made to thrill. I'll have to go with the Peugeot (though the 106 Rallye S1 is missing from this poll).

16

As stupid as this may sound Im surprised to not see the Mitsubishi Eclipse up there. It can be as ricy as people want to think of it but I thik it should get a little respect for how much power that car can potentially make for an FF.

17

No DC5? WTF!

18

DC2 Type R - the only front-driver I would ever consider.

19

I am from Argentina, and the fiat 128 is an icon car for us, i think that should be in this list

20

DC5 Teggy should be included

21

i own an EK9 but i still picked the dc2 as it was my first :) all the french cars are junk.

22

So many good cars.
 
Wait, where's the Chevy Citation or the Dodge Omni?

23

Hard not to be biased really, we europeans love hot hatches, but they're virtually inexistant anywhere else.

24

@Omer Dodge Charger!

25

DC2&FD2 is best FFcars in the world!

26

Im happy my favorite is listed as a legend. Thanks Mike

27

Hail to the b13.

28

I am gob smacked that the toyota starlet turbo did not make this list. my second choice woudl be the 205gti. To many hondas on this list...

29
Northern Lites Customs

There needs to be more vehicles listed no Nissan Pulsar? Mitsushity Eclipse?... And no J-Spec Ford Lasers? Or any Mazda BG chassis for that matter!!?
Waaay!! Too many Honda's and VWs Listed I'm picking the "Ford Focus rs200"  Although that CRX Si is the godfather of all import tuning! 
 
FYI: My buddys Omni GLH is super super fast and walks all over every Honda on this page same with my Mazda BPT1.8 GTR in my 323 WTF!!

30
Northern Lites Customs

@Omer The GLH is on there

31
Northern Lites Customs

Suzuki Swift would be a pretty qualified FWD tuner too!

32

ITR! This is a tough pole though. I'm biased as an Integra owner but I love the RS Focus', That Peugeot, The Renault, The Minis and of course all the other Hondas. I'm also pretty fond of the VW GTi's.

33

The Lotus Elan and the DC5 Integra got snubbed.

34
AlejandroRamirez

All of them, ALL of them, owe their existance to the Mini in one way or another. The Mini is the original giant-killer and not only it's a fast machine, it's a cultural icon. It's a shame BMW got their hands on them and made them obese...

35
PhilipSchwingel

1er GTI is ja wohl DAS fwd auto :D

37

Not a bad list at all! The EP3 type R and the last gen Celica are two honerable mentions as well =]

38

Not true. 205 is a great car.

39

original mini of course! Given that I have four of them..

40

@Northern Lites Customs
Thanks. I overlooked that one.

41

No Suzuki Swift GTi? :(

42

og mini should've taken it. doesn't anybody here watch old rally footage?

43

@bakayaru I agree it's a great car, and it did great in Rally. But the Integra is the car that we could buy, and use, and tune, and have fun. Plus, it looks 1000 times better than the original Mini.

44

DSM's? I think the war between Honda's and fwd DSM's is really what kicked off the US Import tuner scene/ big aftermarket support for Honda.  Think about it, what was Honda's biggest rival in import races and highway showoffs? It was the car that was already turbo'd before it was cool and could easily make gobs of power without breaking. Enter the Honda aftermarket to try catch up (pun intended) in every way imagineable. VW's had their own weird euro scene.

45

here here...I still want one.

46

here here...I still want one.

47

@Eduardo I hear you. I thought the term "legend" meant something different than "most popular".

48

@Eduardo I hear you. I thought the term "legend" meant something different than "most popular".

49

What a vague question.  Picking "the best" could mean many different things.  I know it's really not important, but I'm not what I'm supposed to vote for.  The one that had the biggest impact on the popularity of the layout?  Which one is the most fun to drive?  Which one would I buy given the opportunity?

50

What a vague question.  Picking "the best" could mean many different things.  I know it's really not important, but I'm not what I'm supposed to vote for.  The one that had the biggest impact on the popularity of the layout?  Which one is the most fun to drive?  Which one would I buy given the opportunity?

51

Mazda MX6 should be on listing

52

Mazda MX6 should be on listing

53

@bakayaru if given the opportunity, id get the mini still, would be quite alot more fun to have, a bit harder to tune sure but the fun would be untouchable

54

@bakayaru if given the opportunity, id get the mini still, would be quite alot more fun to have, a bit harder to tune sure but the fun would be untouchable

55

Errr ..... no Clio 3 RS ???? But you mention the dog-handling Abarth ????

56

Errr ..... no Clio 3 RS ???? But you mention the dog-handling Abarth ????

57

Wow .. Integra Type R gets most votes ... indeed a cracking car ... but the other torque-less Honda's getting more votes than let's say a 205 or Clio williams ... i think a lot of Speedhunter's readers missed quite a lot of good things ... :-)

58

Wow .. Integra Type R gets most votes ... indeed a cracking car ... but the other torque-less Honda's getting more votes than let's say a 205 or Clio williams ... i think a lot of Speedhunter's readers missed quite a lot of good things ... :-)

59

Indeed, the Swift is also a fabulous car ... we can be lucky the Clio Williams is in :-)

60

Indeed, the Swift is also a fabulous car ... we can be lucky the Clio Williams is in :-)

61

Where is the 2000-05 Celica GT-S???? :(

62

Where is the 2000-05 Celica GT-S???? :(

63

Disappointed at no Mk1 Fiesta XR2

64

Disappointed at no Mk1 Fiesta XR2

65
Gerben aka Suburuuh

In doubt if the provided list of choices is too short or rather too long? But as I have no other choices, the MK1Golf GTi would be my choice. And what about the Toyota Glanza e.g.?

66
Gerben aka Suburuuh

In doubt if the provided list of choices is too short or rather too long? But as I have no other choices, the MK1Golf GTi would be my choice. And what about the Toyota Glanza e.g.?

67

DC2 is often considered to be THE best handling FWD car ever.

68

DC2 is often considered to be THE best handling FWD car ever.

69

Because Type R. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d0KP522HZs
I wanted to vote original Mini but nostalgia was not enough

70

Because Type R. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d0KP522HZs
I wanted to vote original Mini but nostalgia was not enough

71

no lancia Fulvia? winner of the World Rally Championship with telegraphic handling. I had to vote italian solely based on this video though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scFNcpnCNFE

72

no lancia Fulvia? winner of the World Rally Championship with telegraphic handling. I had to vote italian solely based on this video though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scFNcpnCNFE

73

This week's speedhunters posts have helped me remember why i loved cars in the first place. I've currently been driving only rx7's and miatas for track - but amateur jr. rally is twice as fun. I had more fun in a swift gti in south america, than I ever had at mazda raceway in more powerful cars. Going on craigslist now, to find the right little beast to weld, cage, and turbo. cheers

74

This week's speedhunters posts have helped me remember why i loved cars in the first place. I've currently been driving only rx7's and miatas for track - but amateur jr. rally is twice as fun. I had more fun in a swift gti in south america, than I ever had at mazda raceway in more powerful cars. Going on craigslist now, to find the right little beast to weld, cage, and turbo. cheers

77

@xracer6 No they are not and both where crap all the way around.

78

@xracer6 No they are not and both where crap all the way around.

79

no toyota fx16  Im dissapointed in you speedhunters

80

no toyota fx16  Im dissapointed in you speedhunters

81

@SaudQureshi Till it fell apart or you had to fix the dumb thing lol.

82

@SaudQureshi Till it fell apart or you had to fix the dumb thing lol.

83
Space Dynamics

Hey guys don't forget about the 1997+ Pontiac Grand Prix GTP (Buick Regal GS / Oldsmobile LSS etc) They are plentiful, cheap reliable... And faster in a straight line then any car on that list (other then the RS500)

84
Space Dynamics

Hey guys don't forget about the 1997+ Pontiac Grand Prix GTP (Buick Regal GS / Oldsmobile LSS etc) They are plentiful, cheap reliable... And faster in a straight line then any car on that list (other then the RS500)

85

Where was the DC5 Integra Type R ??

86

Where was the DC5 Integra Type R ??

87

Et la Clio V6 ? C'est quand même autre chose que la Trophy...

88

Et la Clio V6 ? C'est quand même autre chose que la Trophy...

89

@TomHoward Ever!!!!

90

@TomHoward Ever!!!!

91

The Alfa to represent would have been the 156 GTA or even just the 2.5 V6 model, that engine won engine of the year back then, and the car is an absolute crazy fun to drive......not the GTV. The 156 was Alfas race car, ala BTCC WTCC etc.

92

The Alfa to represent would have been the 156 GTA or even just the 2.5 V6 model, that engine won engine of the year back then, and the car is an absolute crazy fun to drive......not the GTV. The 156 was Alfas race car, ala BTCC WTCC etc.

93

Speedhunters, all this propagation for front wheel drive is coming off as desperate. Which, I assume your are after Mr. Clarkson's comments on how "true enthusiasts  prefer rear wheel drive" during the topgear FRS review a couple weeks ago.  This comes off as even more entertaining after you good people spent a good deal of the last couple months telling us how awesome the FRS in the first place!
 
That being said I'd be just as happy in an FRS or a 500 abarth (probably choose the abarth).  Just looking forward to the speedhunter desperate-preaching to stop and normal I-just-love-cars service to resume.

94

Speedhunters, all this propagation for front wheel drive is coming off as desperate. Which, I assume your are after Mr. Clarkson's comments on how "true enthusiasts  prefer rear wheel drive" during the topgear FRS review a couple weeks ago.  This comes off as even more entertaining after you good people spent a good deal of the last couple months telling us how awesome the FRS in the first place!
 
That being said I'd be just as happy in an FRS or a 500 abarth (probably choose the abarth).  Just looking forward to the speedhunter desperate-preaching to stop and normal I-just-love-cars service to resume.

95

Speedhunters, all this propagation for front wheel drive is coming off as desperate. Which, I assume your are after Mr. Clarkson's comments on how "true enthusiasts  prefer rear wheel drive" during the topgear FRS review a couple weeks ago.  This comes off as even more entertaining after you good people spent a good deal of the last couple months telling us how awesome the FRS in the first place!
 
That being said I'd be just as happy in an FRS or a 500 abarth (probably choose the abarth).  Just looking forward to the speedhunter desperate-preaching to stop and normal I-just-love-cars service to resume.

96

I chose the original mini because it is truly the fore father of all great front wheel driving cars, every other car on that list owes some heritage to it. I don't think it was best car by any means on the list however where would the others be without it. Sports reference where would Micheal Jordan be without Oscar Robertson

97

@TheGuyWithTaste in all seriousness, most any teen from Finland or Norway, start driving at a very young age, and would most likely drive faster and better on icy roads in saabs, than you or I could do. Anyone who doubts it, hasn't been there. The driving test requires an e-brake 360 on ice, without stopping.

98

No 306 gti6 pug? And missing the Nissan Pulsar SSS!

99

That many VWs and only one Peugeot? Poll is missing 306 GTi/Rallye, 106 GTi/Rallye and as many have noted, the DC2 Integra.

100

@AceAndrew2 Are you high?

101
iamnotemonster

The Mini (og) Cooper S is clearly the mold breaker here. That being acknowledged, I have a huge soft spot for the EK9 CTR and the Clio Williams. Such amazing little cars.

102
EricSeanDelaney

No Lancia Fulvia :(?

103

@AceAndrew2 Speedhunters has focused on many different aspects of the automotive world. Now its the best qualities of the FF car... Take it easy.

105

@Space Dynamics No.  Stop. Get out.

106

So many magnificent options. Having owned a MK1 Golf GTi, that is my fav, but having driven the Integra Type-R, original Mini, modern MINI and CRX SiR, all are worthy of greatest FWD.

107

The poll does include the DC2 Integra...

108

No AE82 twincam? No AE92 SX/GTI? Speedhunters, I am disappoint.

109

this was a tough poll lol, probably hardest one thus far

110

who in their right mind would vote for the current mini over the original mini? O.o

111

no volvo 850 t5r ?

112

@hergaderpa Simply said, which one do you fancy?

113

@Northern Lites Customs Is you friend's car stock? If not, what a strange comparison.

114
ToyotaSupraMan

@AceAndrew2 Maybe you haven't noticed, but it's because they are running an FF THEMED MONTH. You know, like they've done a RX7 themed day, an AE86 day, a Game Changers month (for the most important tuner cars), an 80's month...

115

No Toyota's love? ST165 Celica GT-S, ZZE231 Celica GT-S, ST202 Celica GT-R, AE111 Levin/Trueno, ZZE131 Corolla XRS/RunX Z, AE92 Corolla GT-S/Trueno/Levin etc!

116
Can_Domo_Drift

Alot of love for the Hondas but forgeting some other decent FF Japanese cars

117

For me, its a tie between the Cooper S and the Type R's.

118

What about the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado? that was an FF and that was way cooler than the Dodge Shelby Omni GLH and Ford Taurus SHO. But that's my opinion.

119

@Space Dynamics Throw in the '67 Eldorado while you're at it. At least that car was a legend. 97 GTP is the automotive equivalent of horse dung.

120

I have owned a Honda EF hatch and EK hatch, and now have an EK four door.
The car I first owned was a Plymouth Horizon, the non turbo Omni.
(2.2 Litre a fun car).
Some tough choices in this poll !!

121

I would have all these cars in my dream garage. The SHO would be in the driveway... Of my neighbor.

122

No Renault R26R?

123

Golf GTI Mk.1
Just because brought Hot hatchbacks and is just awesome <3

124

@RLee90 I know! Three models of golf when only the MkI (or mkII) should be in the list. The new mini and new scirocco are far from "legendary" FF cars, and things like the 106 rallye and Megane R26.r are both missed? Oh well, I suppose you can't please everyone. In fact, I was impressed the list was so extensive :)

125

Celica pleeeeeease!!!!

126

where is volvo 850r? :D

127

Hello did you people forget about the renault 5 turbo!!??

128

@Banzai_Newman mid-engine RWD?

129

@Banzai_Newman mid-engine RWD?

130

@Banzai_Newman mid-engine RWD?

131

@Banzai_Newman mid-engine RWD?

136

@koko san In the european market the renault 5 turbo was a 1.4 litre turbo hot hatch fantastic car as lightweight and turbo fun!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_5
They made lots of versions the version your refering to was a mad group B rally car creation but the version I'm refering to is the easily accesible hot hatch!

137

@koko san In the european market the renault 5 turbo was a 1.4 litre turbo hot hatch fantastic car as lightweight and turbo fun!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_5
They made lots of versions the version your refering to was a mad group B rally car creation but the version I'm refering to is the easily accesible hot hatch!

138

@koko san In the european market the renault 5 turbo was a 1.4 litre turbo hot hatch fantastic car as lightweight and turbo fun!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_5
They made lots of versions the version your refering to was a mad group B rally car creation but the version I'm refering to is the easily accesible hot hatch!

139

@koko san In the european market the renault 5 turbo was a 1.4 litre turbo hot hatch fantastic car as lightweight and turbo fun!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_5
They made lots of versions the version your refering to was a mad group B rally car creation but the version I'm refering to is the easily accesible hot hatch!

140

@Banzai_Newman  @koko ok I see.

141

@Banzai_Newman  @koko ok I see.

142

@Banzai_Newman  @koko ok I see.

143

@Banzai_Newman  @koko ok I see.

144

Nice listing.
In good "forward", you could also put the Aflasud Ti deemed for its very good steering. ;-)
 
http://thefrenchautodrome.blogspot.fr/

145

Nice listing.
In good "forward", you could also put the Aflasud Ti deemed for its very good steering. ;-)
 
http://thefrenchautodrome.blogspot.fr/

146

Nice listing.
In good "forward", you could also put the Aflasud Ti deemed for its very good steering. ;-)
 
http://thefrenchautodrome.blogspot.fr/

147

Nice listing.
In good "forward", you could also put the Aflasud Ti deemed for its very good steering. ;-)
 
http://thefrenchautodrome.blogspot.fr/

148

what about the toyota corolla ae92 gti? myself i have a not gti, 1.2, 3 door with future plans, but i believe, even mine, its one amazing car even if not as fast in a strait line as this examples (sorry for the bad englis)

149

what about the toyota corolla ae92 gti? myself i have a not gti, 1.2, 3 door with future plans, but i believe, even mine, its one amazing car even if not as fast in a strait line as this examples (sorry for the bad englis)

150

what about the toyota corolla ae92 gti? myself i have a not gti, 1.2, 3 door with future plans, but i believe, even mine, its one amazing car even if not as fast in a strait line as this examples (sorry for the bad englis)

151

what about the toyota corolla ae92 gti? myself i have a not gti, 1.2, 3 door with future plans, but i believe, even mine, its one amazing car even if not as fast in a strait line as this examples (sorry for the bad englis)

152

It's a shame I can only vote for one car because a lot of these are iconic cars. I picked the Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI because it's good looking, fun (slightly dangerous) and better then the Golf Mk. I GTI (yes I said it). If I had to pick the cars I'd want to own it would be 205 GTI, Clio Williams, Corrado VR6, Integra Type-R, Civic Type-R, GTV, Punto evo Abarth (not on the list sadly).

153

It's a shame I can only vote for one car because a lot of these are iconic cars. I picked the Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI because it's good looking, fun (slightly dangerous) and better then the Golf Mk. I GTI (yes I said it). If I had to pick the cars I'd want to own it would be 205 GTI, Clio Williams, Corrado VR6, Integra Type-R, Civic Type-R, GTV, Punto evo Abarth (not on the list sadly).

154

It's a shame I can only vote for one car because a lot of these are iconic cars. I picked the Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI because it's good looking, fun (slightly dangerous) and better then the Golf Mk. I GTI (yes I said it). If I had to pick the cars I'd want to own it would be 205 GTI, Clio Williams, Corrado VR6, Integra Type-R, Civic Type-R, GTV, Punto evo Abarth (not on the list sadly).

155

It's a shame I can only vote for one car because a lot of these are iconic cars. I picked the Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI because it's good looking, fun (slightly dangerous) and better then the Golf Mk. I GTI (yes I said it). If I had to pick the cars I'd want to own it would be 205 GTI, Clio Williams, Corrado VR6, Integra Type-R, Civic Type-R, GTV, Punto evo Abarth (not on the list sadly).

156

Without a doubt the Type R Integra tops my list. I still lust after them. But I would love to take that Fiat 500 Abarth on. Just build a razors edge street/track car out of it.

157

Without a doubt the Type R Integra tops my list. I still lust after them. But I would love to take that Fiat 500 Abarth on. Just build a razors edge street/track car out of it.

158

Without a doubt the Type R Integra tops my list. I still lust after them. But I would love to take that Fiat 500 Abarth on. Just build a razors edge street/track car out of it.

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Without a doubt the Type R Integra tops my list. I still lust after them. But I would love to take that Fiat 500 Abarth on. Just build a razors edge street/track car out of it.

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Wow, I can't believe the DC2 is winning but such as large margin.  I own Hondas and I still can guarantee that if you drove an RS500 and an ITR back to back on the street and on the track, all but the hardcore fanbois would choose the RS500.  But, given that we don't get that car in the U.S., I guess I understand.

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Wow, I can't believe the DC2 is winning but such as large margin.  I own Hondas and I still can guarantee that if you drove an RS500 and an ITR back to back on the street and on the track, all but the hardcore fanbois would choose the RS500.  But, given that we don't get that car in the U.S., I guess I understand.

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Wow, I can't believe the DC2 is winning but such as large margin.  I own Hondas and I still can guarantee that if you drove an RS500 and an ITR back to back on the street and on the track, all but the hardcore fanbois would choose the RS500.  But, given that we don't get that car in the U.S., I guess I understand.

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Wow, I can't believe the DC2 is winning but such as large margin.  I own Hondas and I still can guarantee that if you drove an RS500 and an ITR back to back on the street and on the track, all but the hardcore fanbois would choose the RS500.  But, given that we don't get that car in the U.S., I guess I understand.

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No Renault 5?

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No Renault 5?

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No Renault 5?

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@zackspeed333 Idk, from what I've seen the 205 is just fine. Yes, you have to fix stuff on it from time to time, but nothing major, provided it's regularly serviced.

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@zackspeed333 Idk, from what I've seen the 205 is just fine. Yes, you have to fix stuff on it from time to time, but nothing major, provided it's regularly serviced.

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@Robo_No1  @RLee90 At least it has the 205 GTI... But it still lacks a 106 Rallye indeed.

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@Robo_No1  @RLee90 At least it has the 205 GTI... But it still lacks a 106 Rallye indeed.

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So there is not a single automobile expert anywhere in the website staff or viewer pool?
Where is the Lotus Elan M100?
.4 seconds quicker to 60 MPH than the Integra Type R.
.2 seconds quicker in the quarter mile than the Integra Type R.
Universally acclaimed by every single automotive magazine as THE BEST HANDLING FRONT WHEEL DRIVE CAR IN HISTORY.

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So there is not a single automobile expert anywhere in the website staff or viewer pool?
Where is the Lotus Elan M100?
.4 seconds quicker to 60 MPH than the Integra Type R.
.2 seconds quicker in the quarter mile than the Integra Type R.
Universally acclaimed by every single automotive magazine as THE BEST HANDLING FRONT WHEEL DRIVE CAR IN HISTORY.

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tough poll. i love those old Type Rs, and the first Focus RS, but in the end I went with the Clio Williams

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tough poll. i love those old Type Rs, and the first Focus RS, but in the end I went with the Clio Williams

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@Matt It had an isuzu engine! it was also the worst lotus of all time!

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I would've liked it if cars from the year 2000 and above were excluded but well..Voted voor de VW Golf mk1, like the 205 gti and also like the Vauxhall Nova/Opel Corsa A (not included here)

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@ Sean, It had an Isuzu engine!  It was the most reliable Lotus of all time!

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@LaurentOtt C'est une propulsion !

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Too many vw's and honda's...
I didn't know the nissan sentra...it's awful !

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@Matt It probably should have made the list. Definitely deserves a spot over the Abarth. But if anyone ever drove the USDM version it would do the M100 no favors and it wouldn't get many votes. The version that came to the US was heavier. It was great in handling but slower than the Integra Type R and was forgettable. There is a reason it didn't sell well. There are many magaInes that say the DC2 Type R is the best handling FF ever. So what's the difference? Fact is, the general public didn't like it no matter what *some* magazines say. That makes it an interesting historical footnote, not a legend. If there were some racing victories to speak of the story would be different.

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Must be the original mini.
Before that, fwd was a mere curiosity used by citroen and widely disregarded for handling purposes..

182

touché

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Why did you miss the fact, that Peugeot 205 is 30 years old this year !!
 
I'd like to see more french cars here

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@AceAndrew2 ........ You might wanna read a little more before commenting because you're utterly wrong.

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"...DC2 Integra Type R is still one of the most sought after and respected FF cars in the world."
 
If not the only "sought after and respected FF car in the world". But it would exist if it wasn't for the EG6 chassis on which it is based on, which in turn wouldn't exist without the EF-chassis Civic...and like always, the EF-chassis Civic is nowhere to be found, whether it's an SH poll or a video game, and that's a shame. How can something be so "sought after and respected" in one variation is so underrated in another? But maybe it's a good thing. It will always remain in the shadow of the CRX, which is probably the only OTHER contender for the "most sought after and respected FF car in the world".
 
"The FD2 was capable of lap times that would put many traditional performance cars to shame."
 
FD2 lapped Suzuka Circuit faster than Lancer Evo VI, Skyline GT-R (BNR34), RX-7 (FD3S), NSX (NA1, '91), and Ferrari 550 Maranello, and that's a testament not only in the handling department (with Honda ditching the double-wishbone suspension up front for generic MacPherson struts), but in flat-out speed as well.

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There are people in the car world that haven't even heard of the car, let alone people outside of it. I've only seen it a few times and I live in California, yet the Integra Type R is a phenomenon.
 
You gotta remember that something that's good in factory spec is not necessarily good in practice, and that is street cred, racing pedigree, aftermarket support, et cetera, all of which Lotus Elan (that was once a RWD car) never had or has.

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I feel one car is missing here! What about the Renault 5 gt turbo?? you have the clio williams and the peougot 205 so i dont understand how the 5 got missed out?

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@Can_Domo_Drift You're right, other Japanese FF cars were decent, but not legendary.

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@Can_Domo_Drift You're right, other Japanese FF cars WERE decent, but NOT legendary.

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@AceAndrew2 It's like a breath of fresh air, you can only read about RWD this and RWD that for so long. Picture if you will, if majority drove S13s and you, the minority, drive an FC3S, and sure "all cars the same" but wouldn't it be nice to read about an FC3S once in awhile?

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@bakayaru Good luck, mate.

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Sorry, you seriously lost my respect with this. You missed a car that was among the top 5 handling FF cars for every single year it was produced after 1988, and that's the HONDA PRELUDE. Mechanical 4WS, helical LSD, 2.2l VTEC engine with more hp and torque than any Civic SI/Type R ever made. Sure it was a little heavier but that only lowered its 1/4mi time not its handling.
    Why is it you name 5 different versions of the generic Civic but neglect this? Doesn't anyone on SH remember BMI's Roaring VTEC? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEplS0gs7jc - 44:00 in. Then they have it again, beating an S2K on a touge - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7JjvHqEEM8 - JUN PRELUDE VS the MCR S2K.
 
C'mon SH, you know cars better than this!

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@Paizuri_4g63 Very true. But weren't DSMs more like 2-door Evos, being that their better versions were AWD and all?

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@xracer6 EP3 is widely regarded as one of Honda's "forgotten generations" and a mini-Odyssey.

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@Northern Lites Customs "...CRX Si is the godfather of all import tuning!"
 
I'm a big fan of Honda and even I know that CRX wasn't the godfather of the "import tuning", you're forgetting a lot of imports that came before it, the first-gen CRX for starters, 1970s Toyotas, the original Z and Datsun 510, VW Beetle and others.

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@D1RGE EXE I understand your enthusiasm, but Preludes are overrated. They were nothing more than experimental coupes, based on Accord chassis. Were there at least Prelude One Make races in Japan? Every great car usually has at least some racing pedigree, and a few modified examples won't change the fact it's not as legendary as it's Civic-based brethren. Sorry.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKJcKE7-uHY

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Sorry guys, you know i loves you, and would never normally say anything this trollish, but this is a retarded list. No Lancia Fulvia? No Saab 96? No Volvo 850 t5r? No Traction Avant? 2CV? In fact no Citroens at all???
 
...but not as retarded as the voting. The Mini - the REAL Mini - in 4th place? Shame on you. Come on now.

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No ae92 levin/ trueno gts ? or ae111 levin BZ-G/BZ-R ?

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@apex_DNA  @D1RGE EXE It might not be as legendary, but it trounces the Civic in terms of handling. The SH version was declared by Car and Driver as one of the best handling cars they had ever tested. And a one-make racing series does not a great car make. Take the Dodge Neon, for example.

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@tenpennyjimmy I totally agree with you. But, you have to remember SH is a site for the "Monster Energy-Need for Speed-Ken Block-Drifting-Stance" type crowd. Their knowledge of FWD cars consists of the Civic and Golf GTi, so it makes sense for the site to cater to them, I guess. Even though they're retards.

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@apex_DNA "experimental coupe"....sir, it had a run of 20 years (1982-2001). I think that makes it its own lineage. Plus, parts are not swappable with Civics, so it's not Civic-based. The Prelude wasn't as popular because young kids couldn't afford the Prelude. Remember this homie: Senna made commercials for the Prelude. NOT the Civic. The 3rd-gen lude also somewhat inspired the NSX, which he was massively involved in. Civics were good, but cheap. The Prelude was much better car in every regard but weight.

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hmm... I voted DC2, but where's the Celica?

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@D1RGE EXE  @apex_DNA Also, it kills me how people will use the whole "NO AFTERMARKET SUPPORT" thing as an argument against a car. That simply means that the car was great from the factory and didn't need the aftermarket to make it any good.

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@D1RGE EXE  @apex_DNA Also, it kills me how people will use the whole "NO AFTERMARKET SUPPORT" thing as an argument against a car. That simply means that the car was great from the factory and didn't need the aftermarket to make it any good.

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@apex_DNA Jeepers you guys don't take kindly to conspiracy theorists, hmm?  Apex, I see your point.
 
Howabout an ice breaker of 10 internet points to whomever correctly names the town in the background of the original Mini S photograph.

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@apex_DNA Jeepers you guys don't take kindly to conspiracy theorists, hmm?  Apex, I see your point.
 
Howabout an ice breaker of 10 internet points to whomever correctly names the town in the background of the original Mini S photograph.

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@D1RGE EXE  @apex_DNA ...oorrr it meant that it wasn't competitive in any racing class at the time and not worth much aftermarket effort.

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@D1RGE EXE  @apex_DNA ...oorrr it meant that it wasn't competitive in any racing class at the time and not worth much aftermarket effort.

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where is Swift Sport ?

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where is Swift Sport ?

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@samuelschick Lol

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@samuelschick Lol

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@tenpennyjimmy You heard it here first folks, you're a retard if you'd rather have a DC2R over some 60s mini cooper

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@tenpennyjimmy You heard it here first folks, you're a retard if you'd rather have a DC2R over some 60s mini cooper

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@AceAndrew2 
Any racing using the Group N rule set, such as Japanese N1 and Super Taikyu, or racing such as SCCA Production, SCCA Touring, and SCCA Stock classes, have extremely limited allowed modifications.  Several of these classes are described by their own racing organizations as "completely stock vehicles with a roll cage".  A car can be quite competitive in any of these classes, without any "aftermarket support" at all, whatsoever.
But you already knew that.

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@AceAndrew2 
Any racing using the Group N rule set, such as Japanese N1 and Super Taikyu, or racing such as SCCA Production, SCCA Touring, and SCCA Stock classes, have extremely limited allowed modifications.  Several of these classes are described by their own racing organizations as "completely stock vehicles with a roll cage".  A car can be quite competitive in any of these classes, without any "aftermarket support" at all, whatsoever.
But you already knew that.

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I voted DC2, however I have owned a mk1 golf, mk2 golf, mk2 jetta vr6, and pretty much every small sporty car renault make is brilliant in my eyes (bar the wind), for me its all about the cars I saw winning races, none more than the integra DC5 in the BTCC. Hence my choice of its ancestor. That and I want one so bad compared to my MGF VVC

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I voted DC2, however I have owned a mk1 golf, mk2 golf, mk2 jetta vr6, and pretty much every small sporty car renault make is brilliant in my eyes (bar the wind), for me its all about the cars I saw winning races, none more than the integra DC5 in the BTCC. Hence my choice of its ancestor. That and I want one so bad compared to my MGF VVC

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I had a '95 Ford Taurus as my first car, so it has a special place in my heart.

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I had a '95 Ford Taurus as my first car, so it has a special place in my heart.

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The FD2R is not that well known in the west since the west had the inferior FN2. Thus the low % voted here but in the east, it's easily the weapon of choice on the track for FF drive and NA fans. It's better than all previous type R  barring NSX-R aside in terms of handling and power plant, with the best K20A engine (different engine compared to the DC5R and CL7R), very aggressive caster that makes it behave like a RWD.  It was Honda going all out and being recognized for their efforts.
 
Over here at the Sepang International Circuit, seeing the FD2R beating Evos, STI and even the S2K is a common occurrence.
 
Ah yes, I am a fan..I bought mine 3 years ago and intend to keep it for life.  :)

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The FD2R is not that well known in the west since the west had the inferior FN2. Thus the low % voted here but in the east, it's easily the weapon of choice on the track for FF drive and NA fans. It's better than all previous type R  barring NSX-R aside in terms of handling and power plant, with the best K20A engine (different engine compared to the DC5R and CL7R), very aggressive caster that makes it behave like a RWD.  It was Honda going all out and being recognized for their efforts.
 
Over here at the Sepang International Circuit, seeing the FD2R beating Evos, STI and even the S2K is a common occurrence.
 
Ah yes, I am a fan..I bought mine 3 years ago and intend to keep it for life.  :)

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Three Golfs, Four Civics and no Volvo 850 T5-R. What's the world coming to?

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Three Golfs, Four Civics and no Volvo 850 T5-R. What's the world coming to?

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Yes, I voted for the DC2 Integra, but I can't believe the original mini doesn't have more votes, I weep for this generation =P

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Yes, I voted for the DC2 Integra, but I can't believe the original mini doesn't have more votes, I weep for this generation =P

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Looks like somebody needs an English comprehension lesson as well as a history lesson. The poll calls for our votes on "the most important, popular, and exciting front-driven vehicles in automotive history"... not which one you or i would rather have. In other words, i'm not dissing the DC2R; i'm dissing people who don't know how to read.

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Looks like somebody needs an English comprehension lesson as well as a history lesson. The poll calls for our votes on "the most important, popular, and exciting front-driven vehicles in automotive history"... not which one you or i would rather have. In other words, i'm not dissing the DC2R; i'm dissing people who don't know how to read.

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Ahh screw it, i feel bad now. I'm no troll. You guys go ahead and vote for whatever you like ;)

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Ahh screw it, i feel bad now. I'm no troll. You guys go ahead and vote for whatever you like ;)

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DC2 check, Golf II GTI 16v check. Too bad my other two cars that I own (owned) didnt make in this list - Honda Civic Type-R EP3 and Toyota Corolla GT AE82

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DC2 check, Golf II GTI 16v check. Too bad my other two cars that I own (owned) didnt make in this list - Honda Civic Type-R EP3 and Toyota Corolla GT AE82

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@D1RGE EXE  @apex_DNA  Your actually wrong as the NSX program started in the mid 80's with a first gen CRX made completely of aluminium and its motor mounted mid ship. The Prelude never had a thing to do with the NSX. Senna did promote the Prelude but he also did adds for Civic's and CRX as well in Japan. Senna was key in the final development of the NSX in the late 80's before it was put on sale to the public.  The only great handling Prelude was the 92-96.  The last body style sucked and you cant really do much with the early ones.

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@D1RGE EXE  @apex_DNA  Your actually wrong as the NSX program started in the mid 80's with a first gen CRX made completely of aluminium and its motor mounted mid ship. The Prelude never had a thing to do with the NSX. Senna did promote the Prelude but he also did adds for Civic's and CRX as well in Japan. Senna was key in the final development of the NSX in the late 80's before it was put on sale to the public.  The only great handling Prelude was the 92-96.  The last body style sucked and you cant really do much with the early ones.

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@tenpennyjimmy It specifically says that we are to vote for the best of the list, you've left off some parts of the sentence - "We’ve gathered up some of the most important, popular, and exciting front-driven vehicles in automotive history and now it’s time for you guys to pick the best."
 
You not only have to know how to read, but you must be able to comprehend.

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@tenpennyjimmy It specifically says that we are to vote for the best of the list, you've left off some parts of the sentence - "We’ve gathered up some of the most important, popular, and exciting front-driven vehicles in automotive history and now it’s time for you guys to pick the best."
 
You not only have to know how to read, but you must be able to comprehend.

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Great car, but the historical significance of the original DC2 and it's substantially lighter weight trumps the FD2 - just. I have two, one a fully race prepped tarmac rally car, and a low kms factory spec 1996 original......... ownership brings with it bias ;)

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Great car, but the historical significance of the original DC2 and it's substantially lighter weight trumps the FD2 - just. I have two, one a fully race prepped tarmac rally car, and a low kms factory spec 1996 original......... ownership brings with it bias ;)

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I agree that the DC2 is indeed a total classic. In fact, I don't think any other Type R (again NSX aside) holds such a revered status, But it terms of performance...sorry, the FD wins hands down.
 
That's only performance only though. The DC2 just is something special. As much as the DC5 is a better looking car (I have that too!~)...it just doesn't give me that warm feeling unlike the DC2 and the FD2.  @Audidude

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I agree that the DC2 is indeed a total classic. In fact, I don't think any other Type R (again NSX aside) holds such a revered status, But it terms of performance...sorry, the FD wins hands down.
 
That's only performance only though. The DC2 just is something special. As much as the DC5 is a better looking car (I have that too!~)...it just doesn't give me that warm feeling unlike the DC2 and the FD2.  @Audidude

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@dougbunge My point precisely. The poll asked us to vote for the "best" according to the given criteria, namely: important, popular, exciting and front-driven. "Which one i'd have" isn't one of the criteria (likewise "which is fastest right now" and "which has the most advanced current tech" are also not included). I can only infer that the reason SH framed the question in the way they did is that they wanted to avoid a poll outcome based entirely on fashion victimhood (and i think this inference is borne out by many of the cars in the shortlist, flawed tho it is in my opinion). Sadly it doesn't seem to have worked however: DC2R in first place, ok fine... but Mini in 4th? Weak.

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@dougbunge My point precisely. The poll asked us to vote for the "best" according to the given criteria, namely: important, popular, exciting and front-driven. "Which one i'd have" isn't one of the criteria (likewise "which is fastest right now" and "which has the most advanced current tech" are also not included). I can only infer that the reason SH framed the question in the way they did is that they wanted to avoid a poll outcome based entirely on fashion victimhood (and i think this inference is borne out by many of the cars in the shortlist, flawed tho it is in my opinion). Sadly it doesn't seem to have worked however: DC2R in first place, ok fine... but Mini in 4th? Weak.

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I don't see the Nissan Pulsar VZ-R N1? 1.6 with almost 200hp

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I don't see the Nissan Pulsar VZ-R N1? 1.6 with almost 200hp

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@D1RGE EXE 
So, you know nothing about the racing history of anything but your favorite car, therefore no other car has a racing history?
N1 Endurance Driver's Championship; Class 2
1992 - Prelude - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1992.html
1993 - Prelude - 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1993.html
1994 - Prelude - 3rd, 4th, 5th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1994.html

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@D1RGE EXE 
So, you know nothing about the racing history of anything but your favorite car, therefore no other car has a racing history?
N1 Endurance Driver's Championship; Class 2
1992 - Prelude - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1992.html
1993 - Prelude - 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1993.html
1994 - Prelude - 3rd, 4th, 5th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1994.html

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Mégane RS. Maybe the next CTR will have the potential, to beat it.
The choice wold've been harder  for me, if the sporty version of the "most practical Golf" (Octavia RS) was on the list.

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Mégane RS. Maybe the next CTR will have the potential, to beat it.
The choice wold've been harder  for me, if the sporty version of the "most practical Golf" (Octavia RS) was on the list.

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Lancia Fulvia Rallye 1.6 HF Variante 1016 Yes, it was FWD. 
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_G4SUUJigS-c/TGaDhOC4ALI/AAAAAAAADi0/4wJrdROP5lo/s1600/LANCIA+FULVIA+HF.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saab 96 This goes right up with the first mini
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02112/saab-carlsson-1963_2112000b.jpg
 
The mighty Citroen DS wasn't all beauty.  
http://www.sportscardigest.com/wp-content/uploads/Citroen-DS-Proto.jpg

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DC2 for me

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@koko san  @Banzai_Newman  No Front front.....There are 2 great 5 Turbos in Renault's history....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCDfhSNsyhk

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@Phil_DC2 Not biased are we? ;)

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@Westm1121 A taurus was my first car also.  Had to vote for the SHO.

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Not owned one for years but it left a good impression @FunctionFirst @Phil_DC2

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@apex_DNA The only FWD sought after and respected by you perhaps. The other cars on this list have won races and awards too. Im not saying you should respect them, but I do and so do a lot of true petrolheads.

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@apex_DNA The only FWD sought after and respected by you perhaps. The other cars on this list have won races and awards too. Im not saying you should respect them, but I do and so do a lot of true petrolheads.

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Should have had more Mopars, Neon ACR and SRT-4 deserve a mention.  Props though, I expected you guys to overlook Chrysler's innovations in front-drive performance completely.

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Should have had more Mopars, Neon ACR and SRT-4 deserve a mention.  Props though, I expected you guys to overlook Chrysler's innovations in front-drive performance completely.

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@sean klingelhoefer It does - my apologies. Must get my eyes tested.
 
Definitely missing the Pug's though :D

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@sean klingelhoefer It does - my apologies. Must get my eyes tested.
 
Definitely missing the Pug's though :D

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@FT certainly more modern looking but the posture and shape of a well driven DC2 with its subtly flared front and rear arches and frontal profile looking wider lower and more hunkered down is a far more classical look than the DC5.But then I would say that wouldn't I? ;-)

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@FT certainly more modern looking but the posture and shape of a well driven DC2 with its subtly flared front and rear arches and frontal profile looking wider lower and more hunkered down is a far more classical look than the DC5.But then I would say that wouldn't I? ;-)

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Little known fact: The Mercury version of the Taurus SHO, The Mercury Sable AIV was much faster and much more of a sleeper.
google it, youll smile.
too bad its a unicorn these days.

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Top 3 IMO1. DC2 Type R - My favorite FWD, not a huge fan of hatch backs 2. EK9 Type R - GTI Mk II is that you? 3. GTI Mk I - God father of FWD cars
 
Not a huge fan of the Méganes, performs great from what i hear. But It's just not a pretty sight
Current GTIs fall short of my expectations but are excellent daily drives, good all roundersLate 90s Type R Civic/Integras? Amazing, Current generation of Civics? Rubbish

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I voted dc2...like the golf. But honestly golf is hard to mod...hence the choice.

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this is a really too hard selectoon of front wheel drive but how the hondas are my favorites and the EK its my sweety in coupe but its the same i give my vote to her, even when her cousing the integra is winning they are hondas and hondas rules! of course..

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My favourite is an EP3 but since you guys seem to have accidentally missed it had to go with the MK1 golf

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And one just took 2nd last year in USTCC :) Not sure what you're saying, but thank you for posting this info!

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@RJ
Ha eclipse :) you crack me up dude! Lol

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@weasel I remember seeing a post on Autoblog about one of those. It looked pretty amazing but I think it was experimental.

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@tenpennyjimmy @dougbunge
Mini for the win!
No point in arguing jimmy,they just won't understand.
Kids these days eh!

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@weasel Ha looks good to troll with xD

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The Saab 99 Turbo is much more legendary than any of these

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Yup, legendary lack of traction and torque steer.................

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@ManonFire78  The US market Elan M100 was 100 pounds lighter than the US market Integra Type R.  And the above cited performance marks are for the US Market Elan M100 compared to the US Market Integra Type R.  Just to make it perfectly clear, read and remember: The US Market Elan M100 is .4 seconds faster to 60 and .2 seconds faster in the quarter mile, than the US market Acura Integra Type R DC2.

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no dc5?

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@zackspeed333  @D1RGE EXE  @apex_DNA Apparently you know nothing about the Prelude and shouldn't really be talking about it. The general consensus is that the 5th generation was the best. It was the fastest, most refined, and it had the Active Torque Transfer System or ATTS, which made it the best handling. But why not read for yourself:
 
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac126/misterequator/1352598711606_zps4fbbe8fc.jpg

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@Mezle I'm positive it isn't an accident.

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@Audidude No surprise that the FD2R's faster. It is the newer Type R after all. The thing about the DC2R though, is the feeling you get driving one. It's not as fast as an FD granted, but I doubt a lot else feels as pure as a driving machine. The rawness of the driving experience (definitely contributed by the lack of soundproofing) is not something you can find in a relatively modern FD2R. Capable machine certainly, but I find it lacks that a bit of magic of an old soul. Or maybe that's just ownership bias that's talking...hahaha

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@Audidude No surprise that the FD2R's faster. It is the newer Type R after all. The thing about the DC2R though, is the feeling you get driving one. It's not as fast as an FD granted, but I doubt a lot else feels as pure as a driving machine. The rawness of the driving experience (definitely contributed by the lack of soundproofing) is not something you can find in a relatively modern FD2R. Capable machine certainly, but I find it lacks that a bit of magic of an old soul. Or maybe that's just ownership bias that's talking...hahaha

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@D1RGE EXE It's doesn't matter. The Prelude won't be in the Top 5 in the result of the poll, that much I'm sure of.

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Every single magazine? Which also includes EVO magazine from UK? The same one that acclaimed the Integra Type R as not only the the best FWD car of all time, but also one of the greatest driving machine of all time? Hmmmmm..

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@pwhyze 
Elan M100, Manufactured 1989-1995.
Evo Magazine, First published November 1998.
Precisely when would Evo Magazine have done a new car review or test drive of an Elan M100?
Hmmmmm..

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@pwhyze @D1RGE EXE Oh damn. The Prelude won't be considered by a stance blog as one of the best FWD cars of all time. Total bummer.

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@pwhyze  @D1RGE Ah dang, a stance blog lost the respect of one of it's readers. Guess I'll lose some sleep afterwards.

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And it would have to be a new car review...ehmm..why? Did the Elan went extinct after the production ended?  Hmmmmm...

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@pwhyze  Oh damn. You mean the Prelude won't be considered by a stance blog as one of the best FWD cars of all time? What a bummer.

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@pwhyze I never had any respect for SH in the first place, sunshine.

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Tell us all about that 2013 Integra...
Did the Integra went extinct after the production ended?  Hmmmmm...

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DavidMontgomery

I've owned two B13 SE-Rs over the years but I don't know if I would call it legendary.  Definitely a great car and I loved mine but my vote went to the DC2.  I would love to have one in my garage.

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Was referring to the original comment darling, not you.

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Was referring to the original comment darling, not you.

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Was referring to the original comment darling, not you.

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@apex_DNA  
So, you know nothing about the racing history of anything but your favorite car, therefore no other car has a racing history?
N1 Endurance Driver's Championship; Class 2
1992 - Prelude - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1992.html
1993 - Prelude - 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1993.html
1994 - Prelude - 3rd, 4th, 5th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1994.html

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@apex_DNA  
So, you know nothing about the racing history of anything but your favorite car, therefore no other car has a racing history?
N1 Endurance Driver's Championship; Class 2
1992 - Prelude - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1992.html
1993 - Prelude - 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1993.html
1994 - Prelude - 3rd, 4th, 5th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1994.html

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@apex_DNA  
So, you know nothing about the racing history of anything but your favorite car, therefore no other car has a racing history?
N1 Endurance Driver's Championship; Class 2
1992 - Prelude - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1992.html
1993 - Prelude - 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1993.html
1994 - Prelude - 3rd, 4th, 5th
http://ms.bridgestone.co.jp/point/35_1994.html

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Voted for Clio Williams even if I love the 205 (un sacré numéro) and the Integra,
another question, what is the fastest?
On a strip? Focus RS500.
On a track Mégane RS.

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Voted for Clio Williams even if I love the 205 (un sacré numéro) and the Integra,
another question, what is the fastest?
On a strip? Focus RS500.
On a track Mégane RS.

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Voted for Clio Williams even if I love the 205 (un sacré numéro) and the Integra,
another question, what is the fastest?
On a strip? Focus RS500.
On a track Mégane RS.

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Voted for Clio Williams (yeah yeah yeah, I'm french...) even if I love the 205 (un sacré numéro) and the Honda Integra.
But, you've forgotten a real legend in France the R5 Alpine Turbo (http://fr.academic.ru/picture