Mmm.. not quite... more like a cross between the SVO and the TurboCoupe.
I think it had a forged crank but the vane air meter and turbo were same as
And no intercooler.
I had all three at same time.
The XR4's had a couple problems, front suspension and brakes being
notable.... but it was fun to drive and the platform (Sierra) had/has a BIG
fan base in Europe.
The TurboCoupe had the SVO engine, as well. I had the
pleasure, while still working at Ford in 1983, of driving
a FMC owned SVO 'round Pocono at over 175 MPH. We ran
several, with nothing more than a tweaked microprocessor,
that could lift the front wheels off the ground coming
off the line. ;)
Backyard Mechanic wrote:
If the Dealers and Ford don't care who buys their vehicles, explain to me
why they have such a HUGE adverising budget.?
I showed your comment to a couple of salesmen and one Dealer, and I can not
write the rather nasty comment they made about your statement.
What kind of fleet vehicles do they keep five years or 300,000 miles..?
Surely you are not talking about Cars or SUV, or Pickup trucks.
You confirmed what I said, Ford sells most of its cars to Fleets, not
individuals. After 3 years, those fleet cars with an average of 60,000 are
worth less than 30 percent of original value.
Toyota and Honda dealers would love to get some of the corporate fleet
That is a very ignorant sexist statement that is not based on the records of
ownership. Seems to me you are not a widely travelled person anymore, or you
are becoming senile.
When those cars are here I will look into them.
Come september when my personal 1998 Taurus, the last Taurus I really
loved, with 4 wheel disc brakes and twin exhaust, comes up for replacement
it will not be another Taurus, or other Ford Product. After 30 Years I am
sad to be leaving Ford, but as you said " Ford DON'T CARE..!" And since it
is my money you should not care one bit either.
Yes but who wants to drive a "tool". Style, performance and handling sell
cars. Chrysler has style, Ford has performance, no US manufacturer (except
corvette) has handling. I drove a British mid range ford (Taurus equivalent)
and couldn't believe how "tight" the suspension and drivetrain was. Good
shifter, excellent power and superb handling.
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