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Re: test drove an '87 XR4Ti

I would have to say that that car was sick... that doesn't sound right....
On Fri, 28 Nov 1997, Cory Erickson wrote:

> Hey all,
> Matt Carlson and I test drove an '87 XR4Ti 5-speed yesterday, and boy was
> I disappointed. The car was REAL clean and only had 86,000 miles on the
> odometer. The interior could have been a lot better off. All the plasticy
> pieces and gadgets were broke, and I mean _all_ of them. It seemed to idle
> nice, so we took her out onto the interstate. After a short warmup, I
> hammered it in first gear getting out into traffic. The boost came up
> hard, but the car didn't go anywhere. I shifted into second at 5500 rpm
> and the car really fell on its face. What a dog! This thing couldn't have
> been running better than 18's. Brought the car back and the salesman said
> he was solid at $4600. Ouch!
> I would be interested in picking up one of these cars for a daily driver,
> but that _have_ to have a little more pickup than this?!? I am urgently
> waiting to hear from Scott the next time he takes his to the track to give
> me an idea on what to expect from a good-tuned, bone stock XR.
> later all,
> Cory

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