I found this battered 184k-mile '93 in a San Francisco Bay Area wrecking yard last month.
The Vigor looked good on paper, but there wasn't a very compelling reason for American luxury-car shoppers to buy a beefed-up Accord cousin with lots of technological gadgetry and a transverse-mounted 5-cylinder engine driving the front wheels.
The Vigor wasn't a bad car, and the "pillared hardtop" layout was interesting, but the Legend was much better-suited for Americans looking for a big, plush Japanese luxury sedan. This one has been on the receiving end of some low-budget customization, including fake "carbon fiber" decals on the dash and black rattle-can paint on the taillight lenses and grille.
A German car? Nein, Acura!
As always, the Japanese-market TV ad is both more interesting and weirder.