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Re: Turning Trader?

At 02:37 AM 8/17/97 -0400, WARATAP@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 97-08-17 02:07:06 EDT, jws@megahits.com (John W. Seitz)
><< Does any one know how well built the MERKUR XR4Ti are!!!!  I know its a
> Ford Mustang engine on steriods ( I think???)  How are they in snow here in
> New England (no quattro remarks please :-) And are they fun to drive, MPG,
> engine stress from turbo???
>  >>
>First off, they are rear wheel drive, not front drive.  Secondly it is NOT a
>ford mustanfg on steriods.  It is turbocharged, but reliabilty as I've heard,

It's a Ford Sierra (comparable body to the old Tempo), with RWD (an AWD
version was available in Europe).  As for it being a Mustang on steroids,
that's not too far off the mark as far as the powerplant--that being a much
refined version of the turbocharged 2.3L I4 (remember the pinto?) as used
in the Mustang SVO and earlier ('80 or so) Mustang GT.  

I believe we've got a list member who has one of these things (the Merkur),
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