by neoncraig on Jul 10, 2011 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Capri
I have had the pleasure of having a rare in My life. That would be the "Special" '93 Capri that I have dubbed a Sheep in Wolfs clothing. '93 was the year Mercury decided a good idea would be dress a base like Turbo and see if anybody noticed, As a pure Fun ride this car is ahead of it's time. If it were to be released today it think it would be neck and neck with it's rear wheel drive cousin The Mazda MX-5. Performance is great!!! The results of neglect were easily corrected with standard and available parts. The A/c still works and was part of the XR@ upgrade as was the working, at 20mph cruise control. Mileage has been between 18 and 24 MPH depending on type. Do I recomend this??? Oh YEAH!
by barry on Oct 14, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Capri
The best is putting the top down and going around the twisty back roads. We live in central PA and it's fun driving the back windy roads. Sometimes I would like more power but I have the normally aspirated engine. We paid $3,000 for it. It's not perfect but when the top is down with my wife and I driving a nice road - Heaven
by Cole on Sep 12, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Capri
This car is amazing. It is not only my first car but the first time I ever drove a stick. This car is a bit delicate but that comes with it being so light weight. If you treat it well it will also treat you well. It doesn't accelerate very quickly but unless you're planning on racing that really shouldn't be an issue. All in all it's an amazing car.
by Jim on Oct 13, 2008 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Capri
The Mercury Capri XR2 is a quick, nimble, and most of all a fun car to drive! A major up and down side to the Capri is that there is/was not many of them on the road so finding parts can be a problem. After 150,000 miles the engine, transmission, and turbo are still in great shape! (Although the clutch was replaced at 135,000 Miles) Watch for cracked or distorted rear windows on the soft top as they can be expensive to replace. Some electrical system problems can arise (Blower motor, MAF, headlight motors) Rubber gear shift linkages are prone to wear at or around 100,000 miles. (5 speed) Keep in mind that this is a sports car with McPherson strut up front and it will ride like a tank!
by ThomasJBryant on Nov 13, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Capri
I bought this car through Quality Auto
(Ocala, FL) after my Saturn SL2 was
totalled in an accident. I have had
some minor wiring issues with the car
(due mostly to the previous owner's
installation of a premium sound system,
speakers, et al.). Otherwise, this car
has been great in performance and
reliability. I have extreme difficulty
in finding parts/accessories as Ford no
longer manufactures said parts.
by SNAKE on Apr 17, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Capri
I bought this little convertible used
in '97 with about 45K mi.. The dealer
was less than reputable not advising
the car had been in a wreck . I am the
2nd owner; the 1st 3 yrs the vehicle
was completely trouble free. Body
construction a bit flimsy, dents when
leaned on too hard, but handling, pick
up, comfort and maintenance are all
worth overlooking this flaw. Then
there's the gas mileage-30+ mpg in
city traffic and who knows what on the
highway-its always great! Oil, Filter,
Tires and the usual maintenance and
this is a great little car. I've been
more than pleasantly surprised!
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