LIVE REAR AXLE
Originally Posted by Boost Gomez
I'd like for you to specify where exactly the "execution of engineering" of entry-level European/German automobiles is superior.
Come on, what more do you need as evidence.
When the rest of the world dropped this like a hot potato Ford continued to use it on their mainstay bread and butter performance car. The cost involve to switch to independent rear suspension would have been small per car, given the numbers involved. Sadly this type of thing is evident throughout the US car industry, usually small saving to keep the products cheap but at the expense of quality or sophisticated engineering. Brute force can only take you so far, that's why I call the comment of 'Bang per buck' as 'Cheap and cheerful'.