Why Ford Wanted to Kill the Mustang
In the late ‘80s, despite solid sales numbers, Ford wanted to discontinue the rear-wheel-drive Mustang. They had plans to introduce a more affordable, smaller and slower model they would base on the Mazda front-wheel-drive platform with the same name. Their intentions were published in several magazines.
All of sudden, tens of thousands of letters started arriving at the Ford headquarters. And most of the letters were quite harsh. In fact, some fans even threatened the company if they killed the Mustang. Ford got the message, so they started designing the fourth generation, which debuted in 1994.