1974 Ford Capri Reviews from UK and Ireland

1974 Ford Capri II GT 2.0 OHC

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 OHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired230000 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres


A fun fast cool looking car


Driveshaft worn at joints.

Oil leaks.

Speedo cable snapped.

Steering bushes wasted etc so reconditioned steering.

Reverse switch broke.

Alternators and battery stuffed ps: never buy a reconditioned alternator as the regulator screws up in them.

Rust around headlights, bottom of the doors, tailgate.

Drivers seat sagged.

General Comments:

Fun to drive.

A real looker, real smooooth.

Parts usually cheap enough.

Very cool.

Great engine sounds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th July, 2000

1974 Ford Capri Automatic 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1974
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10


Water pump, alternator, battery, rear heated windscreen.

Exhaust (but I guess that does not count).

General Comments:

Well this car has given me the most hassle out of any car I have owned... exactly like a woman but you can not help but love it...

The combination of black vinyl roof, white paint work and chrome makes it a stylish and funky cruiser... you can not say that about a lot of cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 1999

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews