1991 Mercury Capri XR2 1.6 turbo from North America
This car is a sleeper
The alternator went bad.
The alternator belt broke.
The inside door pulls have snapped.
It overheats a little.
The radiator cracked.
Seats have stared to wear badly.
When I first bought this car, I thought it was the fastest thing on the road. I was wrong. I guess anything seems fast after driving a 4 cylinder mini van. Now when the boost kicked in, it became very peppy. I use the word peppy because it wasn't fast.
I began searching for performance parts to put this car to the test. Parts are hard to find. After a performance exhaust system, air intake system, and manual boost controller was installed it will blow the doors off of most anything.
The car weighs practically nothing so small increases in horsepower really make a difference. Currently, I believe my 0-60 time is in the low 6 second range and I'm boosting around 12psi.
I am currently working on getting a new performance computer which will allow me to boost at 16psi, but I won't go over 15. I have heard of other owners who have done this and they run the quarter mile in the low 13 second range. To give you an idea of how fast that is, 13.3 seconds is what the Corvette Z06 runs the quarter in.
This car is awesome if your willing to put the money into it.
The only fault I have about the engine is that it should have been turned around. The turbo is right by the radiator and it heats the radiator (which sort of defeats its purpose).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th July, 2002
31st Mar 2005, 21:45
I was wondering I am about to purchase a red 1991 mercury Capri XR2 turbo it has an ignition problem, the kid wants 600 dollars for it, and I was just wondering if this is a good deal, and also if anyone knows of any common ignitions problems for these cars----please help me, I'm just a teenage mechanic trying to fix up low budget import race car. Thank You.
14th Jul 2005, 16:11
I just bought a 91 XR2, and would like to know where to buy the exhaust, intake, waste gate, and computer?
I love this car! It's hard to find performance parts though!
19th Jun 2006, 13:49
I have just bought a 91 Mercury Capri xr2. This car is like cotton candy, it's sweet for the heart, and disappears quickly down the road like cotton candy disappearing in your mouth.