by Dr.IQ on Dec 14, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Mercury Capri XR2 Turbo 2dr Convertible
Inherited my XR2 from Dad. He bought it new in '91 upon retirement. Less than 12K! He recently replaced the top. Drivers headlight doesn't pop-up, door locks questionable and interior QC sorely lacking. Otherwise, great shape. Fun to drive; but considerable turbo lag and FW drive, so it really oversteers! Wider, stickier tires and strut brace will help. Nice looking w/ top down but dorky tiny wheels/skinny tires. Looking for 15" 7 spoke rims from '94s. I've a '94 Mazda RX7. THAT's a real sportscar! XR2's more a sporty econobox with soft top. Surprisingly comfortable, roomy and good ride. Easy drop top. Large trunk for a small car. Awesome gas mileage at 30+ highway. Spongy brakes.
by CC XR2 on May 24, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Mercury Capri XR2 Turbo 2dr Convertible
I can't complain at all!! Friends of mine was moving last fall and they had this car sitting out on their field, said it wasn't working. And asked I wanted to have it?! A question answered with a YES! Turned out it was a simple fuse. Definitely a head turner due to the fact few people knows about this car. Still all original, NO RUST!, and with a top not leaking! New tires is on it's way! Arctic White with blue/red stripes. A perfect summer car. Average mpg (doing longdistance driving: 38mpg!)
by rgcowgirl on Mar 15, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Mercury Capri XR2 Turbo 2dr Convertible
I paid more than the blue book value for this car, have done almost $2,500 in repairs and maintenance, but do NOT regret it all. It drives great, handles well with alot of zip! The Turbo has great performance and I still get 30-36 mpg on this doll. I painted her red of course, and it turns heads. There were only a few of these made and I enjoy having one of the better ones now and I didn't have to go into big debt for a cute, sporty, rare classic!
This Australian-built convertible is based on the Mazda 323 platform. The 1.6-liter engine is available in turbo or regularly aspirated versions good for either 132 or 100 horsepower. An optional lift-off hardtop with a rear window defroster and interior lights is also available.