I purchased my Capri in 1996 and drove it for a few years as my only car. I had some foot issues and had to stop driving stick so the car sat - fell into disrepair but I would not part with it. I still kept the engine up and my service man thought I was nuts but he obliged. This year, I had surgery and I am now going to drive her again. I just had her restored to her former glory and she is like a brand new car. I look forward to driving her (nice days only - she's deserving of it) She is stored for winter and will only see sunshine going forward.
As soon as I get behind the wheel, I am 10 years younger. She is fun to drive.
Parts are hard to come by and very expensive - due to their being frequently used - you have to trust the source - I suggest used parts should be pictured before purchased.
I bought my Capri in 1998. What a fun car to drive. I have had many convertibles and none seem to have that "Fun Factor". I have had minimal problems with my '94. Dependable Mazda engine keeps it running smooth. A real bargin at todays prices. With the limited production run of the Capri's (approx 55,000), and fuel costs going through the roof, this is one roadster that will be rising in price soon. Great car to fix up since it is so inexpensive. Get one and enjoy!
So inexpensive, you can afford the customization.
Tops can leak at times. When fixing it up, get the cloth top. Paint it your own personal color and you will have the most sharp and unique car wherever you live.
This is a fun little car. Very
economical and good for driving around
town. The only problems with it where
the pop up head lights. A surprising
amount of room in side and in the trunk
for its size. Also the nice feature of
the back seat folding down and being
able to extend long items into the
trunk. Also, sometimes parts can be
expensive as they where all made at the
plant in Australia.
The fact that the top folds down under
its own built in hard cover.