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In my experience, you can "drift" any car. That said, it's not something you just learn overnight. I've been racing for about 19yrs., 18 or so of them being professional. I've driven a lot of cars. Anything from old 124 Fiat Coupe Sports to an Enzo. I've had 13 different VW's and most of my driving is unfortunately in Mustangs (don't ask!). I attended the first ever D1 drift contest in the USA and drove a rented V6 Mustang in the show. But, I don't suggest "practicing" on the streets. Cars are too heavy and too fast to mess with while other people are around and not under control.

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You bet, I'm a Senior Advanced race instructor at BBSHPD for over 9 years now.  Can't wait for the summer AGAIN.  Nice to meet you Fast Freddie.  My little picture under my name is me driving an F40.  I got to drive it 10/10ths for three days straight... beats working!
 

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tehmarken said:
from my experience, and my friends, most people with FWD attempt drifting by using the handbrake. this will get you into a drifting motion, as it will break traction on your rear wheels and pull the rear around. HOWEVER, this is done by locking the wheels, and can cause flatspots in your tire tread! I have a friend with a civic that insists on handbrake drifting occasionally, and his tires wear in a horrible way.

Personally, I think drifting is best left to front engine-rear drive cars. Besides, it's meant to be a show-off/having fun way of driving, so if you're actually racing it's mostly impractical.
Bar it out, toe it out, and make the car work for it... Leave the handbrake to the rookies... Cheers!
 

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GT I FAST said:
WWD (wrong wheel drive) cars shouldn't drift unless it's properly prepped up like the falken EF (civic), there's just way to much strain on the axels..
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GTI MKV said:
i know 2 people who tried drifting with FWD (both V-DUBS)
1st one was a jetta.... lets just say he is lucky the car is not totalled and only needs a pant job and some work done under the car from bushes.
2nd one was my sisters friend. he had a GTi.. keyword there was HAD cause it is now smashed face first into a tree and totalled....
drifting with FWD cars... leave it to the RWD's. TAKE YER CORNERS FAST! but dont let the tail whip out too far.... of course unless its raining or snowing >:D
I'm telling you guys... The BEST car that I've ever drifted (and we're talking about 100's of miles sideways) was a FWD Ford Taurus SHO. The most fun car to drift, you couldn't go wrong with it. Believe me when I say that I've drifted a lot of cars.
 

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I want to say that they were '92, but don't quote me on that. And yes, Yamaha did provide the power.
 
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