Are Ford Capri worth buying as something you will use all the time?

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  • Are Ford Capri worth buying as something you will use all the time?


Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 11:53
that's a late mk1... as the mk 2 came out in late 74 the capri's weak spot is RUST. especially behind the spot welded front mudgards. easiest way to tell is if you use a torch and look inside the back of gaurd if it is missing, its rusted not cheap to fix. as has to be welded. that is the cologne (german) engine. the british capris had a 1700 and 2000 variant. the other capri weak spot (fine for the smaller engined cars like yours) is needs bigger brakes. thats if you use bigger engine. cause they tend to understeer in the tighter corners all capris have enough room if you want a bigger engine. up to a windsor 302 v8. will need to enlarge the trans tunnel and change mounting points though.
Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 13:39
Dreadful, unrefined, rusty heaps, and hopelessly outdated now. The one you are looking at won't have enough power to pull you out of bed. Hundreds of better cars out there.
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 00:51
Hi jovitha the problem with the V4 was that the cylinder heads often warped. the V6 as used in the 3 litre model was a far better option. so when even considering this be aware the V6 is far better. now we come to the main problem why not many have survived RUST they used to rust like it was going out of style. sadly so many fail the old MOT due to rust in cross members which hold up the gearbox and transmission.

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