1991 Ford Capri Reviews

1991 Ford Capri from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Manual
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired131000 miles
Previous carMercury Capri

Summary:

I like the car because with its relatively small engine, it is peppy and economical on gas

Faults:

My Capri had not been used for approximately 8 months. The gas tank had to be removed and replaced with a rust free one, and a new fuel pump.

The computer was bad and replaced with a used one.

Brakes were locked up from sitting, and we used a "C" clamp to push the brake pistons back to free the wheels to turn.

Alternator is apparently bad, and I have it off the engine, but am having trouble getting it out of the engine compartment. Not enough room!

I could not get the top down until I read several answers on how to do it. I release the top at the front by opening the two hold down handles, then lift front of the top slightly with left hand and push the rear of the top back toward the trunk until it slides out of the groove that retains it. Raise the section, the one with the window, up and lay it on the rearmost bow.

Open the storage compartment lid, using the lower release on the drivers door post. Open the storage cover all the way. Lower the top window into the storage compartment, and the rest of the top, until its almost in. IT WON'T GO ALL THE WAY DOWN UNTIL YOU MOVE THE ROUND TOP BOW CLOSEST TO THE FRONT OF THE CAR TO THE REAR!!! THE TOP CAN THEN BE LOWERED THE REST OF THE WAY INTO THE STORAGE COMPARTMENT. The secret is moving that front top bow to the rear. Then close the storage compartment lid and you're done.

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

Review Date: 27th October, 2008

1991 Ford Capri 1.6 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1600000 kilometres
Most recent distance1650000 kilometres

Summary:

Quick for a cheap car

Faults:

The headlights bulb broke numerous times.

The gearbox fell through.

The alternator isn't working properly.

General Comments:

It is a rather sporty car for the time and certainly for a 1600cc turbo fwd car. It is quick around the corners and gets to 100km/h in about 6.5 seconds which is smiler tho the Lotus Elan. The only bad things about the car are really that it is fwd and can't get quick take off and that the parts are starting to fall apart, break etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2006

1991 Ford Capri 1.6 DOHC from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres

Summary:

A rattlebox

Faults:

Shock absorbers at front played up.

Driver's window regulator motor packed up at 160km.

Clock light stopped working.

Many rattles.

General Comments:

Totally gutless car, much worse than I had expected. I usually drive autos because I hate manuals, but this car was seriously slow to go anywhere. Totally depressing to drive with the roof on as one rattle after another could be heard. Take the roof off and the car is a dream. Was a second car and could not bear to drive it at night or on cold days due to sluggish speed and non-stop rattles. No interior light or demister can frustrate with soft roof. Roof has tendency to tear at joins, was replaced once. A lot of interior trim components very cheap and fall off or start rattling. Very disappointed in the general build quality.

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

Review Date: 11th March, 2004

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews