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This Was A Great Car For The Time, A Great First Car And A Great Car To Learn To Fix. — Bought in 1978. Fast enough for a 17 year old. Decent handling on back roads. Looks reminded me of a a Jaguar XKE. Body was already rusting out. Seat backs broke. Struts repeatedly lost adjustment. Constantly fixing it but loved it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks, handling

Cons: Typical 70's car mechanical issues.

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Some Fun But There Are Better Car Out There. — * Performance – Okay but only 115 HP for a V6? * Build Quality – Wipers borke ( recalled) Seat back broke, dash was cheaply made. * Appearance – Okay European styled. * Cost of Ownership – gas mileage was 15-16 MPG but only had a 11 gal tank! * Fun Factor –Not bad after some suspension work.

Pros: Not many around, available with a V6

Cons: MPG, Tank size, poor build quality.

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Mine Was Actually Yellow — This beast was a beater I had in high school. The throttle assembly was held together with bread ties. The oil gauge was dangling from behind the dashboard by its plastic hose, and it dripped oil on my socks as I drove. It had headers and a V6, so it was fast and loud. The worn synchronizers would grind when I shifted into 2nd gear. I would pull away from people in first, and lose a lot of momentum shifting into 2nd.I sold it to some people who sadi they were going to race in Santa Fe Speedway with it.

Pros: fast and loud

Cons: rough

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1994 Mercury Capri Reviews

Awesome Car If They Are In Good Shape! By Christopher

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1993 Mercury Capri Reviews

Superb 'eye Catcher'. Everyone Wants To Know What King Of Car It Is. By derrellp

Total FUN car. Performance and economy are excellent. Fun to handle curves and mountain roads. Excellent power for a 4 cylinder and quiet - no noise. Nice for warm sunny days - let the top down and en... Read More

It's A Lovely Car To Drive And Has Quite The Kick. And That's Saying Something At 200,000+ Miles. By joannefilm

Very nice acceleration. Manual shift. She just turned 200,000. Has needed obvious repairs - brakes, etc. Nothing unusual. Appearance is gorgeous, although the rear view window is shot. Gas mileage i... Read More

1992 Mercury Capri Reviews

Super Fun. Like A Crotch Rocket With Air Bags! By surefootcarl

overall i love this thing. old school stand up wind sheild, top hides behind the seat, lines remind me of an Alfa romeo. front shimmies on hard exceleration but mainly in lower gears. only big complai... Read More

I Love It! By McBrag

I just love driving it with the top down. It handles like a go cart, accelerates quickly except on the steepest hills (remember I've got the automatic) and returns 24mpg while I'm driving around the ... Read More

1991 Mercury Capri Reviews

Summer Car By jogger

I see why they lasted only 3 years. I have 3 of them. Hard to find parts. I bought about $1000. worth of parts over the years on e bay and I should be able to keep them running. You need to be a ca... Read More

Unless You Own A Muscle Car, You Got Nothing On Me !!!! By ChcagoRAND

Love it, if I had the money I buy up all the rest of the XR2 left in World !! I once had it up to 130mph but that on a straight on US80 in Wyoning. I decided I want to live a little longer, so I... Read More

1986 Mercury Capri Reviews

Took Me 3 Years To Buy This Car And Was Worth Every Minute Of The Wait By Josh

performance- Excellent Build quality- great, any car that can live in Michigan and Not rust for that many years is built excellent appearance- looks mean but needs a few dents removed cost of Ownershi... Read More

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