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Question of the Day: Do you like the Merkur XR4Ti?

Vote and give us your take in the comments section


1986 Merkur XR4Ti
1986 Merkur XR4Ti (Image courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

It was a European Ford hatchback transplanted to America. It was sporty, unique looking, but has been largely forgotten in the ensuing decades from its 1985 American debut.

So dear readers, Do you like the Merkur XR4Ti?

Vote and give us your take in the comments section. Like my high school history teacher always told me, “There are no wrong answers.”

My take? Yes I do. The Merkur was distinct and I often did a double take when I saw one in the wild back in their heyday.

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David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


  1. I owned a 1987 Mercury XR4Ti and really liked it but was hard to drive in PA. Winters. Had trouble with getting traction on snow covered roads.

  2. Yep. Owned 2. Regrets selling but it was for an 84 Audi Quattro …. Would love a Cosworth version but out priced these days.

  3. Great little car, insanely nimble and easily self modded to 300+hp with torque to match. Sold my 85 comp shelled 5spd when I got stationed overseas . Wish I had another.

  4. What I did love, and was one of my all time gavorites, was my Merkur SCORPIO. A really fine car I loved until Ford bribed me to sell it back to them. What a shame, I wish I’d kept it.


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