I am a proud owner of a Cappuccino since 1997. I bought it with 187 miles on the clock. I have done about 100,000 km with it since than without the smallest problem, but with loads of real fun. It is far away of being a MX-5 surrogate. It ia hardly comparable to the cars I had before.
I would never give it away.
I have a Cappuccino, but it spends 95% of her life time in my garage. It's like new although I did make some modifications to her. It is red and unique. I would like to enter score club so please send me by e-mail the application form, also if there is anyone that would like to share their Cappuccino moments with me I would be very happy to hear from them. Please email me at this address: email@example.com. I am from Malta and we don't have many Cappuccino's here, so I am very proud that I have one as it's a great sporty car.
These are quirky, but wonderful cars. They look amazing, are really well equipped - and are phenomenal fun to drive. If you are the sort of person who doesn't mind being a bit different from everyone else BUY ONE! Otherwise stick with a bog standard car like everyone else has.
Hey! I have just bought a Cappuccino and I love it.
Only problem with it is, when I put the foot down to accelerate, it goes so far and then draws back like it is losing fuel or back firing. This is not what is wrong with it though, as I have had it checked out.
If anyone can give me info on why the car is doing this, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sounds like your running rich or you're just hitting full boost.
My friend has a Cap and it just pulls to the redline.
I'd get a dyno run on it, check the AFR + intake temps. You could be pinging... depends... have it checked out... a dyno will show all, generally only $50 AUD.
Check to see if you have a rev limiter that protects the engine from over zealous foot mashers.
I bought my Cappuccino in 1996 after 3 previous owners. I thought it would be another nice addition to my collection, but ended up using it everyday!
A wonderful pocket rocket that does about 30+ MPG. It is a car I will never let go. Since ten years of ownership, the only problem I got was a seized handbrake cable and embarrassing admiring glances.
Living in Brunei Darussalam there are only 7 surviving Cappuccinos, but I am still on the lookout for anyone in Brunei who is willing to part with their Cappuccinos. I had Porsches and Mercedes, but none can beat this car on its functional simplicity and willingness to zoom about town.
It it definitely not a car for men who:
1) Considers their car as a phallic symbol.
2) Who intends have any children at all.
3) Needs lots of boot space.
4) Is shy.
Last words: Buy the car if you got the chance!
With the advent of the cold weather the little "treasure" began to be reluctant to start. After taking it to the local Suzuki dealer and having the car returned in a worse state, and told to get a new ECU (2000 pounds) I decided to take it to the specialist service team in Colchester. Result was that after a compression test they found 3 exhaust valves burnt out. I mean burnt to the extent of having very little contact to the seat. A New set of valves and seats, head skimmed and rebuild was done. The car is now as good as new. I have had the car re-waxoiled and the result is is virtually rust free car. Take good care of the car and it will last for years, the best fun of any car owned by me.