Best Rear Wheel Drive Cars

Enthusiasts know all about the best rear wheel drive cars, and, for good reason. When it comes to acceleration and handling, weight balance, and just the pure fun-to-drive aspect, there’s simply nothing like a rear wheel drive car – preferably a sports car. For consumers who need a daily driver and family car, but also want a sporty feel, there are rear wheel drive cars to fit that requirement as well.

Here, then, are three picks for Best Rear Wheel Drive Cars. There’s a little bit to please everyone.

  • Chevrolet CorvetteConsumers in search of a highly-capable rear-wheel drive performer that’s also a great daily driver chevrolet corvette 2009 300x193 picturemay want to test drive the base 2010 Chevrolet Corvette. Sure, it’s a two-seater – and that’s part of the fun. It is, after all, a luxury sports car. With its standard 430 hp 6.2-liter V8 engine and 6-speed manual transmission, Corvette has performance capabilities matching the exotic sports cars – but at a reasonable base manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $48,930. New for 2010, a Grand Sport model replaces last year’s Z51 – and cranks out 436 horsepower. Consumer Guide raves: “The Best Buy Corvette is fast fun. These are reasonable practical sports cars that cost thousands less than rivals with similar performance, making them great choices.”
  • BMW 3-SeriesNamed one of Car and Driver’s “10Best” for 18 consecutive years, the midsize luxury BMW 3-Series for 2010, available in four body styles, and rear-wheel drive in 328i and 335i, might just be the best sport sedan built today. Although it loves a twisty road, 3 Series is also a great contender for a daily driver. Edmunds says, “Driving is what the 2010 BMW 3 Series does best,” hailing the entry-level luxury sedan’s “unmatched ride/handling balance, smooth and powerful engines, upscale cabin.”
  • Mazda MX-5 MiataDriving enthusiasts on a budget can have it all (almost) with the 2010 Mazda MX-5 roadster that Consumer Reports gave a Top Recommendation, and Consumer Guide a Best Buy. This compact is fun to drive, features precise steering and handling, low base price (starting MSRP of $22,810), and loads of refinement. It all adds up to one of the best rear wheel drive cars. Kelley Blue Book remarks: “The lightweight roadster may not be big on horsepower, but its 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution, dynamic suspension and lightning-quick steering make it a blast to drive, while its excellent fuel economy makes it the perfect commuter car.”

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