...and really enjoyed getting rid of...... For me, the danged only NEW car I ever bought - a 1979 Mercury Monarch (Grenada clone). Only time I ever bowed to another person (Father) and let him choose my car - I detested that over-weight, under-powered soft-sprung POS literally from the day I got it. I had just given up my beloved AMC's...... This monstrosity turned me off FORDS for decades - I still have never bought another. In the first year, the window crank rails (made of PLASTIC!) broke, and the AC never worked (NEVER buy a car in January without testing the AC)! Paid $640 for the 'extended warranty' which apparently covered nothing. A weekend camping trip, carrying a couple buddies and a moderate load of gear- the rear springs were about bottomed out! Acceleration like a loaded logtruck. Six banger engine gave about 14MPG at best. "87 Thundering Horse Power" I told people. The ONLY time it redeemed itself was one day driving onto Great Lakes Naval Base, it had rained - a LOT. The underpass at the gate was under two feet of water, an officer's Mercedes was stuck drowned in the middle, and other cars weren't moving. I HAD to make muster in twenty minutes - "In for a penny, in for a pound!", so the mighty Monarch plows into the surf, pushing a huge bow wave over it's high blocky hood - water halfway up my doors! I motored right through like a bloody evenrude, getting a nasty look from the Mercedes-driving officer...! Bwahahaha!! But I made muster! But once I could get a bit more for it than I owed, I traded it in on my '75 Firebird, that I drove the crap out of for eight years!