I owned two Merkur Scorpios in the late '80s and early '90s. They were terrific cars for the most part, and certainly the most beautiful and spacious interior of any 4 door sedan I’ve ever owned. And the rear seats electrically reclined to nearly a sleeping position. It boasted a huge trunk, handled and rode very well for a big car. Unfortunately, Ford never figured out how to market European Imports, always sticking them at Lincoln/Mercury Dealerships amongst the Big Lincolns and Grand Marquis. This started in 1971 with the Italian De Tomaso Pantera, continued in 1973 with the German Capri coupe, and was followed up in the '80s with the Merkur XR4Ti and the Scorpio. All of these European imports were excellent examples of their genres at the time, but were left to wither on the vine at Lincoln/Mercury Dealerships where sales people and management alike had no idea what to do with them or who to sell them to. I guess I was one of the idiots who bought them as I’ve had Merkurs, a Capri, and still have a Pantera. I guess I’m an oddball.