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Post by Ed Lijewski » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:31 pm

Five Good Things About The 2018 Kia Stinger GT And One Bad Thing
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:24 am

Americans have typically shunned hatchbacks. It'll be interesting to see how this one does.

BTW, the pic of the Scorpio in that article shows the wheels that I believe the Merkur Scorpio was supposed to get. I prefer them to what the car actually got, but maybe they were deemed to unique and thus risky.
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Post by DAReese » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:45 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:24 am
Americans have typically shunned hatchbacks. It'll be interesting to see how this one does.

BTW, the pic of the Scorpio in that article shows the wheels that I believe the Merkur Scorpio was supposed to get. I prefer them to what the car actually got, but maybe they were deemed to unique and thus risky.
I'm pretty sure the picture is a Ford Scorpio, not a Merkur.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:22 pm

DAReese wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:45 pm
I'm pretty sure the picture is a Ford Scorpio, not a Merkur.
Agreed, but Joe Siler (Ford designer) brought along a press photo to Carlisle that showed a Merkur Scorpio with those wheels.
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Post by merkurdriver » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:38 am

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:22 pm

Agreed, but Joe Siler (Ford designer) brought along a press photo to Carlisle that showed a Merkur Scorpio with those wheels.
Early Merkur dealership brochures have those wheels too:

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Then someone photoshopped...scratch that - got out the scissors and glue stick and made this happen for the next printing:

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Post by thesameguy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:09 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:24 am
Americans have typically shunned hatchbacks. It'll be interesting to see how this one does
BMW thought there was enough opportunity to sell the 5 GT and Audi the Q7. It's not bad company to be in.

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:44 am

Our Scorpio wheel design lives on.

On Vlad's new "beast" limo:
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Post by DAReese » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:43 pm

merkurdriver wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:38 am
DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:22 pm

Agreed, but Joe Siler (Ford designer) brought along a press photo to Carlisle that showed a Merkur Scorpio with those wheels.
Early Merkur dealership brochures have those wheels too:

Image

Then someone photoshopped...scratch that - got out the scissors and glue stick and made this happen for the next printing:

Image
Changed the tires on both of them.
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Post by ford.scorpio » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:35 pm

These were RS program wheels in 85-86, 87 changed to 7-spokes....
A man meets another addict and says "oh yeah, I have a Merkur too!" and the other man says "no way!!!!! ............how many?"

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:58 am

ford.scorpio wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:35 pm
These were RS program wheels in 85-86, 87 changed to 7-spokes....
But still just 15's, yes? Regardless, too bad they weren't the stock Merkur wheel.
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Post by ford.scorpio » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:26 am

Stock Scorpio wheel was a 14in steelie. Optional alu RS's were always 15 and cossie was the only one with 16in.
A man meets another addict and says "oh yeah, I have a Merkur too!" and the other man says "no way!!!!! ............how many?"

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