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I saw an AWSOME Merkur XR4TI on the road today. They took off the body cladding and it looked like new. I have always wanted a XR4. The only reason I don't have one is because my buddy, who is a lot more handy with cars then I am, said he WILL NOT WORK ON IT! He called them a Peice of SHIZNIT! They usually came with a 2.3L Turbo 4 (similar to the Mustang SVO). People have been dropping 5.0L with the Mustang tranny more recently. Even stock, this car is really fast. The downside to these is parts are a small fortune, you almost need a parts car on hand.

Anyway, do you guys have a favorite? Pics would be nice for the those who may not be familar with these cars.

 

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my favorite is the one my parents made me in. :-D lol
 

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xr4ti's were cool as hell :cool_shades:
 

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Caravans = P.O.S

Turbo Dodge 4 cyl's = Fire
 

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Originally posted by RocketFast321@Jun 16 2004, 10:24 PM
Caprice broham
I used to own an '87 until I got my Taurus three years ago. Had a hair under 100K when I sold it.
 

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1987 Buick Grand National GNX

fast as hell in a stright line but don't try and turn the thing... :lol2:

 

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DeLorean!!!! :lol2: :lol2:

just kidding.

I like the ford turbo cars like the svo mustangs, tbird turbo coupes, and of course the xr4ti's. Those 2.3 turbo engines were awesome.

Grand nationals were uber sexy too.

I liked my 80's turbo beast. it was an 86 gmc suburban diesel with a banks sidewinder turbo kit. *drools*
 

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My favorite car of the 80's would have to be my V-6 Mustang Convertible.
 

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My fav would have to be my old 1988 Mercury Topaz. IT had 42K on the ticker when I got it, and I probably put about $3000 worth of work into it in the two years I owned it, but it was mine. Then I sold it with 74K on the odometer for $800. Still made a decent amount off the car, considering I got it for free (minus the cost of repairs). The 800 bucks worked as my first few months of car insurance on the Sable...

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To me this car best represents the 80's. One of these days................ :notworthy:

(I know it's a 512TR but it's still a Testarossa.)

Affordable wise I would say a Chrysler Conquest TSI
 

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dodge omni GLH-S. it stands for GOES LIKE HELL - SOMEMORE. i really really really want one. those are the original pocket rockets.
dodge lancer turbos
dodge charger GLH
mustang SVO
buick gn or even the t-type

its funny how 80's america was all about turbocharging. then they gave up, asian manufacturers started doin it. now american cars are behind with thier NA motors. think how fast american 4cyl and 6cyl motors would be today with turbos from the factory.


thats it for now
 

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It would have to be these (not in any special order):

Rabbit GTI
Golf GTI 16 valve
Horizon GLH-S
Thunderbird Turbo Coupe (even though they broke a lot)

An of course my 89' Escort GT! I miss that car.

American's gave up on turbos because of the reliability problems. The europeans still use them because they know how to do it.

If the Focus or Neon came from the factory with a turbo...woah buddy!!1 :chili: :chili: :chili:
 
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