1974 Ford Capri Reviews

1974 Ford Capri GT 2.8 Cologne V6 from North America

Model year1974
Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 Cologne V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen GTI

Summary:

Classic styling, a Mustang for Europe

Faults:

The first transmission jammed in 2nd gear. Do yourselves a favor, replace with a T5 from a Mustang.

General Comments:

Extremely fun to drive.

Classic European sports car. Very beautiful.

Extremely tough and well built, whenever I break something I'm always able to drive it home and fix it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2004

1974 Ford Capri GXL 3.0 V.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 V.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired57042 miles
Most recent distance60543 miles
Previous carFord Cortina

Summary:

A quick classic sports machine

Faults:

My points burnt out at 58,000 miles.

Some rust has recently appeared, under the vinyl roof.

My front wheel bearings required replacement at 60,000 miles.

General Comments:

My Capri is real fast, and holds the road like a new car.

For it's age this car is in mint condition.

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

Review Date: 24th January, 2004

26th Jan 2004, 17:10

I agree it's a classic beauty, but watch out where her tail goes, when cornering in tight curves!!!

Don't you agree???

1974 Ford Capri GT 2.0L overhead cam Pinto from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0L overhead cam Pinto Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired56742 kilometres
Most recent distance65332 kilometres
Previous carFord Cortina

Summary:

It is a definite pleasure to own and drive

Faults:

Apart from minor dents, paint chips and police attention, nothing until one day:

The water pump packed it in;

The bottom end bearings went;

The head gasket blew;

And finally the cam shaft had enough.

So it's to the drawing board to build an ultimate street car.

General Comments:

This is a car for serious street racers who want a powerful, fast and cheap to run car without having to invest in a V8.

Capri's are extreme fun in the wet because the back end gets out of line very easily if you nail it;

Very cheap and economical sports car to run in today's world of high petrol prices.

The car screams look at me every-time it is taken out for a drive and at least one little boy in his Japanese import tries to race you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2003

1974 Ford Capri II GT 2.0 OHC from UK and Ireland

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

Summary:

A fun fast cool looking car

Faults:

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 2.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1974
Engine and transmission 2.8
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10

Faults:

Rear axle bearings are a weak point. Waterpump.

Manual rack & pinion unit.

General Comments:

Please note: This car has been turned into an ITA Racecar per the SCCA's rules. Therefore it gets driven fewer miles than most cars, however those miles are VERY hard on it. Very fun and unique car to race. The Sexy European.

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

Review Date: 28th July, 1999

1974 Ford Capri GT 2.0 litre from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1974
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10

Faults:

Diff broke, clutch cable snapped...

The kinda things you might expect from a 25 year old car.

General Comments:

One of the sexiest cars ever, and definitely the best Ford ever made!

"The car you always promised yourself".

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

Review Date: 17th July, 1999

1974 Ford Capri Automatic 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

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

Faults:

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: 6.5 / 10, based on 7 reviews