You think BMWs had swing-axles? You think BMWs were bad...."Hi Tech" BMW got away with equipping their "legendary" 2002/3/5 - etc,etc that way for years but hey, if you don't even know what's behind the wheel just pay the big buck and destroy your domestic sources! My dad rolled a 3 litre S with me in the passenger seat finding out how crap the brakes/suspension were. Never had a problem with his Aston!
But I digress!