I had a Merkur XR4Ti and loved it. I confess I bought it primarily because of the double spoilers which set its otherwise bland appearance apart from anything else sold in America. (My wife described it as a potato bug.) It was a tossable, quick (for its time) alternative to big bucks sports cars. I loved it. Two problems: I could easily beat the synchros into second gear (Crunch!) and the dealer.... Well, they were sold through Lincoln dealers and they couldn't care less about the car. The service departments were used to dealing with land yachts and slush boxes. When I tried to assert my rights under the warranty, they claimed they couldn't reproduce the problem. Infuriated, I traded it in for an Acura Legend.
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