Good to know, wonder if the original mounts were some type of hydraulic mounts which probably leaked.
If they leaked, I never saw it with the bottom panel probably able to easily soak up the fluid from a dead mount (that's a good question!) The mounts do not hold much fluid.
Longitudinal power trains don't have as severe a torque reaction as transverse FWD for a given amount of power and traction, and I believe hydraulics gained widespread use on FWD cars because they last much longer than rubber or polymer once some tech problems were solved. It involved finding a suitable diaphragm material that was impervious to the fluid used. Nearly all motor mounts that deal with torque are hydraulic nowadays.