This car does not compare favorably with my last Volvo in: turn radius, ride
quality or fit & finish. Wonder what a Camaro or Mustang built in Sweden
would be like? It would have front wheel drive, lots of air bags, power
steering that binds during U-Turns, bake transmission fluid in 10k miles, a
sunroof outsourced to Hyundai (make the noise go away), comparable build
quality, plenty of rattles & squeaks. The side windows make an alarming
"thud" at bottom, a real passenger pleaser. Does the spring rate really need
to be this high? Two alignments have failure to prevent this thing from hunting
the road like a hound after prey.
The looks, unbelievable SC-901 sound system, the power... this feels like
more than 236 BHP, split spoke wheels.
Reduce the spring rate (Tom Walkinshaw needs them back... for his Arrows
F1 program), give the transmission back to the Ford Focus, reduce rattles &
squeaks (start with the sunroof), decrease the turn radius (an F4 can hang a
U-Turn tighter)... fix the binding problem while you're at it.