1993 Mercury Capri XR2 1.7L turbo from North America
This is an incredible machine worthy of your attention!
The dealership I purchased the car through found this car at a local auction. Upon inspection, we found the following defects:
-- combo switch (wipers, high beams)
-- no driver side seatbelt latch
-- power side mirrors switch inactive
-- power windows switches reverse (driver side)
-- paint peeling / cracked
-- trunk leaked when exposed to direct, heavy water flow.
This car is a dream, otherwise. With a little extra tender loving care, she will be back to her original glory.
The previous owner had taken very good care of the engine. It was very clean and sounded excellent. The Capri performs better than I expected.
However, for someone of taller stature, this car is not recommended. Unless you lay your seat back (uncomfortable to most drivers), you will not have much room. But isn't that to be expected in a 2-door convertible?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th October, 2003
21st Dec 2004, 13:06
This is PART TWO of my previous comments... 13 months after purchase!
We have restored the car to nearly 90% original design and beauty. We left the 300w amp & stereo in place, but added a temporary box set in the backseat (totally wasted space anyways). Soon, we'll tear out the backseat and the molding, and build a box fitted into that cavity.
Also, had some minor mechanical repairs. The clutch cable ripped through the cabin firewall during a trip to Birmingham, AL. www.midcomustang.com had the parts shipped to us at a reasonable price (did a new clutch at the same time.) Next up is to replace all four sets of bearings. Whoever worked on this car before kept her patched together underneath!!! We'll be setting this right.
Thanks to everyone who has helped us along!
CapriTeam of Gainesville, FL
Thomas J. Bryant
1993 Mercury Capri XR-2 "Blaze"