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Zippy Lil Drop Top
By Dr.IQ on
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.
Easy drop soft top stores out of site. Car looks clean with top down. Gas sipper even when "on the pipe." Zippy and maneuverable in traffic. Easy to park. Comfy seats. Front wheel drive not conducive to true "sportscar" driving but handy during Montana winters.
Flimsy interior parts. Considering the ultra low mileage and infrequency of use, the spendy headlight issue, flimsy door locks and door handle / clumsy glove box lock, I'm disappointed in the build quality, especially since Dad was a stickler for that. Then again, Dad always did buy offbeat cars.