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.
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.
and I've just bought a no. 7 Ford Cougar 2.5 auto with X pack. superb and will be a classic!