1986 Ford Capri Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1986 Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 miles
Most recent distance137500 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Worth getting out of bed for (except if it's cold and wet)

Faults:

Drive belt replaced day after I bought it.

Heated Rear Screen didn't work.

WD40 required when the weather's a bit cold!

General Comments:

The best car that my £250 could have bought me at the time. It was almost as old as me and yet it started pretty much all the time and never died on me.

If you want to cruise to College and receive respect from all who see you, then get a Capri. I actually got girls who I didn't know come up to me and ask for a ride up the road and back!

The insurance was a little scary, but 18 year old males aren't supposed to drive cars like this. Still, all good things must come to an end and for me it was a very abrupt halt! After 2,500 fantastic miles, the car overheated and oil exploded everywhere. I still managed to sell it for what I paid though!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2003

1986 Ford Capri Laser 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 miles
Most recent distance141650 miles
Previous carPeugeot 406

Summary:

A fantastic, head-turning car for peanuts

Faults:

Since I have owned my Capri, nothing has gone wrong. I have serviced her on a regular basis and this has ensured she always started first time, every time.

General Comments:

I have binned the original 1600 Pinto engine as at 140,000 miles it was going to begin to get tired and show it's age.

My car now has a 2000 Double Overhead Camshaft, fuel injected engine taken from a 1992 Granada.

Her brakes have been uprated to Billet 4-pots with drilled and grooved discs accompanied by EBC Green-stuff pads.

I have a complete 2.8i interior taken from a sub 50,000 car.

Body-wise, she has a Motor-sport front spoiler, CCI Turbo-tail, chrome racing mirrors and she has been de-bumpered.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2002

1986 Ford Capri Laser 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired834 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carFord Capri 1.6 Laser

Summary:

Great fun to drive, easy on the wallet

Faults:

Went through 6 starter motors in as many months in 1994.

Ford admitted a faulty batch of motors.

Radiator replaced.

New shocks all round.

General Comments:

Car had been stored for two years hence exceptionally low mileage at the time of purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2000

1986 Ford Capri Laser 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Stylish, affordable motor with bags of personality

Faults:

New track control arms, sticky brake caliper, back bushes, broke a front spring!

General Comments:

A fantastic car. Great fun to drive especially on wet roads! Well worth the £600 I paid for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2000

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 6 reviews