1993 Mercury Capri from North America
Much cheaper to buy than a Miata, roomier, and a lot less common
Slave cylinder went out at about 65,000 miles. A/C compressor went at 85,000. Power windows have both needed repair. Mechanically great.
Fun car to drive - handles well, quick acceleration, great gas mileage. The only other car I've enjoyed this much is my 1970 Volvo 1800E, but the Capri is much more dependable. The Capri is hard to get in and out of, but comfortable once inside, even for a 6-footer. Much more headroom than the Miata. My only real criticism regards the power windows - who needs them in such a small car except us lazy Americans? I'd only get rid of mine if I found a low-mileage 1994 model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th September, 2007