Originally Posted by lovcom
The dirty secret about or so called "sports car" Mustangs is that they don't handle as well as other cars having an independent rear end.
Mine handles great. No problems or unpredictability, at all. I drive it year round and it handles awesome in the snow. Gosh, don't drive like an idiot and the car won't let you down. Take it easy.
As to why they didn't put an independent rear end in, all I can guess is that it was too quirky or undependable. I like it but that hop-in-the-turns can be unnerving if you haven't experienced it before!
The new Explorers all have an independent rear. I have been considering checking one out when they hit the junkyards and seeing if it would fit my Jag. Now that I have a Mustang I wonder if it would fit that, with minimal rigging ("sorry sir, all we have is American rigging").
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