1994 Mercury Capri Base Mazda B6 1.6 from North America
Great bang for your buck, very reliable if maintained properly
The only thing that has gone wrong was that the top leaked just a little bit, but it just seemed to have stopped. Also, the A/C quit working, but it only needs a freon system flush.
This car never seizes to amaze me day by day. Nothing, I mean nothing, has gone wrong with this car mechanically, and that's amazing for having over 131,000 miles.
For only having a 1.6, this car is quite zippy. I raced a buddy of mine in his V6 Camaro in a straight drag, and I won by at least 3 seconds.
I live in central, Pennsylvania so there are a lot of great driving roads that go through the mountains around here. This car handles like no other, it always holds the road and never loses grip. I can take corners at like 60 that others would take at 35.
The car has always started first time, even in the cold. The convertible top holds all of the heat in and keeps me warm regardless of the outside temperatures.
I have taken this car from Altoona, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa, a trip that usually takes 2 hours, and I made it in 1hr 20 minutes. The car has never overheated, its cooling system is more than adequate and very reliable.
For those looking to buy one of these, do not hesitate. This is a rare classic that can be used as an everyday driver. Fuel economy is great with 34mpg highway and 30mpg city. All of the electronics still function perfectly, (power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, stereo etc.).
The only precaution to look for when buying a Capri is to make sure it was properly maintained by its previous owner. But, I have more respect for this little car every day that I own it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th November, 2009