1993 Mercury Capri XR2 1.6 turbo from North America
An inexpensive sports car
Blew through four alternator belts in the first three months I had the car, but that was probably due to shoddy work by the dealer mechanic. After the fourth, I went to a different shop and haven't had trouble with the belt since. The top leaks a bit, but all tops do; it also appears to be shrinking a bit, which is a pain during winter months when I keep the top up.
This car is very quick, and accelerates like a dream. Perhaps more importantly, it decelerates even better. I haven't done any time trials, but I would estimate it does 0-60 in under 4.5 seconds, even with the manual transmission. It comfortably goes up to 110, though after that the acceleration is a bit slower, but it keeps climbing.
The seats are very comfortable, and there is plenty of leg room. The back seat is something of a joke for anything other than a small child if you leave the top up. With the top down, there is enough head room for someone a bit bigger.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th April, 2001
24th Aug 2001, 09:58
Please check your time on 0-60 in that car and believe me you will be surprised how slow it is. Now I'm not saying it's not a great car.. I think it's great, I own one myself, but I believe the 0-60 mark is more around 8 seconds, maybe 7 seconds if you stick in some high octane booster along with 93 octane gas.
I do agree completely about the deceleration... it's great, the car weighs practically nothing so stopping is easy. I myself am adding a performance exhaust and when I have the chance, a K&N filter. Maybe that will knock a second or more off the 0-60 time.