Originally Posted by pspringe
I don't think out antiquated C170 chassis is king of much anymore. When it first came out, Volkswagon conceded Ford had beat them at their own game. But, 1998 was a long time ago.
Bear in mind that the C170 chassis was developed for Rally...when it released Ford claimed it was stiffer in stock form than a Rally-prepped CT20 (Escort) chassis. So while it may be aging, its no slouch. Although I'd much rather have the C1 chassis, its supposed to be more of an improvement over the C170 than it was over the CT20.