Originally Posted by bulldog2277
Agreed, the probe/stang was also going to be Fwd, and it was coming out right after the beloved fox body (87-93). Pound for pound the fox body was one of the best cheap HP car avail (just like the current 5.0)
Fox bodies are '79-93 and the SN95 (94-04) is closely related. The original Probe was supposed to replace the Fox car in 1989. That is until the Mustang faithful brought out the pitchforks and torches.
The Probe debacle itself was basically a replay of the earlier Mustang/Pinto debacle. The more things change...
I agree with others, number of cylinders is largely irrelevant as long as the formula of good power, low cost, and RWD is adhered to. Many of us Mustang enthusiasts remember the original SVO very fondly.