I too (kind of) own a 93 Capri... but it's not the turbo.. standard 1.6 auto... I think you'll find ALL manuals accelerate quicker than auto's. Does anyone know where/what cheap after-market parts are available to sort out a slightly shoddy engine? (induction kits, uummm.. etc etc)?!?!?!
I have one and I love it its only got 85000 but I have a vibration when you are on the gas?
4.5 seconds? Heh, it's not a Lamborghini, bud. And to the other guy, no way a K&N filter is going to take a full second on 0-60 time, probably only a tenth or two off 1/4 miles time, if that. I wish people would learn more about cars in general before posting ignorance all over the internet.
Oh...and to the guy with the vibration, its you CV halfshaft, common issue on these cars.
4.5 seconds 0-60 lmao. You sir are way way off. With FWD and 132 HP at the crank...
I bought my Mercury Capri XR2 5 speed about 3 years ago. It does have turbo. When I want it to, it'll take off like a bullet, turns on a dime and stops in 30 seconds. I bought some really fat 15" wide racing tires for it. They were $150 a piece, and they've been worth every penny. I got the car up to 135 mph. and it didn't even feel like it. It drives like a dream. However, someone cut the convertible top. I need to know if anyone has had their convertible top replaced, and where? I'm in the Camp Verde/Phoenix area. Or, perhaps it would be less expensive for me to buy the top and have someone install it. What do you all think?
4.5 seconds? You couldn't get any farther from reality. This car has 132 HP and 136 torque, all at the crank.
Realistically... 7.5 seconds 0-60. Somewhere around 16 seconds in the 1/4 mile, and top speed I'd guess around 130mph, unless there is a limiter at 115 or something.
It's front wheel drive, so handling can't be anything to brag about.
It looks sporty, and I've never heard of any aesthetic complaints besides mandatory convertible, but the performance and specs are nothing to uplift. They are merely decent.