Originally Posted by footie
Unfortunately too many people look at facts and figures without knowing that there is a lot more than just this. Cars like the Mustang may well corner as well as a 335 but this is purely a figure and has nothing to do with the quality of the chassis or it's suspension. Basically fit wide enough rubber and you will get anything to corner at speed; this is how the Mustang is doing it.
When you complain about FWD being the wrong driven wheels then I would expect that the handling of the chassis should be of equal importance. In fact I would much prefer a great handling chassis that's FWD instead of a poorly executed RWD chassis that can simply corner quickly.
This is why I use the term 'cheap and cheerful', it not only it meant to explain the quality but the execution of the enginnering.
I'd like for you to specify where exactly the "execution of engineering" of entry-level European/German automobiles is superior.