You're supposed to back off and steer into it ...not Brake.
I'm sure the puddle is not the only cause, maybe there's something wrong with the tie rods, tires and the way he/she drive..
I got a Cougar V6 for 995, and to this day, it's a brilliant balance between a fun ride, a cheap project, and comfortable ride.
The picture of the XR4i in front of shuttle aircraft carrier carrying the shuttle is soooooo 80s. But I like it!
Do well to find a car that can hit technical courses better than a Puma. This article opens itself up for all kinds of disagreement.