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1976 Mercury CapriReview
lightfoot44 writes:

Fast, Sexy, And Fun To Drive — gutsy German Ford. Had a 2.8 liter engine with a killer 2nd gear. Engine always leaked oil from every gasket it had. Very quick acceleration. Lousy brakes, and rotors began warping in a quick rain shower. Poor exterior paint promoted rust, especially on the roof and rear door. Had the infamous Ford 30,000 mile water pump. I replaced 3 of them and sold the car before I had to replace the 4th. Each one of the water pumps blew out at exactly 30,000 miles on the nose. Was a fun car to drive, comfortable for a smaller car, and had the best vinyl seats I've ever seen. Over time the car began to nickel and dime me to death with heater problems, brake problems, and hydraulic problems. Had a goofy clutch cable that developed kinks and eventually failed. I replaced 2 of those. All in all for a 70's car it was a pretty nice car for $3500 brand new. Parts began to be a problem as Ford discontinued them. This car was imported for only a few years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fast acceleration, good motor

Cons: poor brakes, leaked oil, poor water pump

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1976 Mercury CapriReview
Ted263 writes:

A Modern Classic — This is my first new car ever. I bought it out of college in 1976 and I still drive it today, 32 years later! It's perhaps one of the best cars I've ever owned. It's was reliable and fun transportation as my only car for 11 years. My wife and I moved to California from New York, and then back in this car. My oldest daughter came home as a new-born in this car! Now she owns one of her own.

Pros: Style, fuel economy, price.

Cons: Small for a big guy like me.

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1994 Mercury Capri Reviews

Review By Melody

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1993 Mercury Capri Reviews

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

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

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1992 Mercury Capri Reviews

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

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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

Review By Guru9LXZJM

I remember someone I knew had this model back in the mid 90s. It was a soft top. I always liked the style even though it was so much different from the looks of the earlier Capri. I also Liked the har... Read More

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

1986 Mercury Capri Reviews

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

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