1977 Ford Capri Review

1977 Ford Capri II 2.3 from North America

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership1981
Most recent year of ownership1986
Engine and transmission 2.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carFord Ranchero

Summary:

Great looking car I would like to have again, and build a suitable powertrain from the ground up

Faults:

Catalytic converter died at about 80K.

Timing Belt died at about 90K.

Lost several transmissions (4) due to aggressive driving style of teenager.

Drivers seatback bolts bent/broke twice (faulty design).

Floor pan seams rusted / wore through at about 110K - welded back in place.

General Comments:

Fun, fabulous, good-looking car that has lots of potential.

As equipped by Ford, it's performance is lackluster.

Balance / feel of handling great, slight amount of under-steer at the limit.

Great visibility and easy to work on.

Parts tremendously expensive, due to German manufacturing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2006

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review