RWD will probably never return to its old prominence - it was largely replaced during another energy crunch to give smaller, more fuel-efficient cars more room.
But modern computer technology - which can help overcome some of the handling "issues" associated with RWD - is helping it to make a comeback with performance drivers who prefer its better balance.
In the meantime, all-wheel-drive, once something relegated to off-road-vehicles as four-wheel-drive, has become common, too. These days, even mid-sized family sedans are available with AWD.
Which is right for you depends on your needs and your driving style.