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Rear engined cars
ProgRocker posted a topic in AutoShiteAnother motoring topic while I was pondering about recently. Maybe better for the 'modern shite' subforum. Why are there very few rear engined cars available to choose from these days? Did they fall completely out of favour with new car buyers? The only one I can think of is the Porsche 911 or something exotic. I guess the Smart Forfour is (if it's still on sale). Which shared the same platform as the Renault Twingo, which is no longer on sale. I thought that the Twingo was an interesting option with it's rear engine layout. OK the boot space is compromised, I could live with that. Bloody decent turning circle though, as there is no engine in the front to get in the way of the steering. Surely that has to count in congested urban environments? Although the Twingo was slated as being a bit dull in the handling and ride department. I think a modern version of a Renault 8/10 or Skoda 1000MB/Estelle/Rabid would be an interesting alternative to the snoozeboxes on the car market.