Wow! This has turned into a long thread. I just got through reading it and there have been many good comments, both pro and con
. This in itself shows me that there is a problem with the drive shafts.
Just my 2 cents, but Ford did cut a few corners to cheapen the V6 stangs that maybe should not have been done. The driveshaft and the manual Chinese transmissions happen to come to mind.
The cost of improving these 2 items alone would be very little and would go a long way to making a better car.
Fortunately, these are still really good cars. I plan on keeping mine.