Written on: 13/04/2011
I have owned my Capri 2.8 injection since 1987 it is my first car I have always had a fascination with the Ford V6 really fabulous sounding engines. One of the best looking and sounding cars ever made in my humble opinion.I don't drive it much but when I do I really enjoy it and I will never sell it.I am fitting ahugely expensive Pioneer PRS sound system in it at the moment.Still a fast car even by todays standards and it shares a garage with my BMW M3.Not bad at all on petrol on steady... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2010
i have owned my capri2.8 injection for 19 years now only used during summer last 9 years dry stored and starts every time i go to it in garage last three years i have not drove on road,not had time but get a big smile on my face when she starts and rumbles into life i get many coments when people pass by saying i had one of them and loved it. if you can get your hands on one for a second car go for it spares can still be gain thru many places, go on treat yar self to some classic fun. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2010
i loved the car when i had it lovely car but some ass hole stole it :( (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2010
I'm a yank and I was stationed at RAF Lakenheath in the late eighties and had a 1986 Capri Injection Special. Fantastic car. I had a Pontiac Trans Am before I went to England and have had a 1972 Datsun 240Z, 1982 Porsche 911SC, and currently drive a Pontiac G8 GT(360 hp) and I have nothing but fond memories of that Capri with the Bosch injection, 5-speed manual, dual exhaust, and Recaro leather seats a very good setup. I remember English guys shaking their heads and slapping me on the back... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2009
Best cheap reliable thrills you can get, the Ford Capri 2.8 injection special is by modern standards a quick and reliable car. Go for a 2.8i special if you can as they have a five speed and an LSD along with phat alloys (13' a bit small?) half leather recaros and bilstein struts. If you can afford it buy a turbo technics one with 205 bhp and porsche kicking performance for around the £7000 mark depending on condition. HAPPY HUNTING! (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2008
The Ford Capri is an awesome car, rear wheel drive, good standard speeds on the 2.8i. The biggest thing about the car is the image.. Retro styling is in and its the ultimate looking sports car. Beautiful. (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2008 by kamerondiaz
My Ford Capri has been off the road for ten years, the only problem I have had other than a little rust is, the breaks ceased, which would be expected after such a long time being static, also the fuel pump ceased also, due to being stationary, other than the previous .....the Ford Capri is definitely rated VERY highly in my books. If you are to buy one ............LOOK AFTER THE THING! (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2007
The Ford Capri is an absolutely amazing car. To be a true petrol head, you need to have owned one of these. The looks and performance make it amazing! (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2007 by capriford (1 review written)
The Ford Capri is a little fuel eater and not for the faint hearted and it gets the adrenaline pumping even in 2007. Mine is a Granada 2.9i Cologne re bored out to 3.6 with a Kent cam - it's a little rocket that's only to be used in the dry or take your chances in the wet. I also just bought a Focus 2.5 Turbo st... to me the Capri still gets me more excited as it's much more of a drivers car with lots of torque and still passes most modern cars with ease. I would recommend one to all those... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2006 by ASTRABOY (9 reviews written)
The Capri 2.8i that I owned was not a special but an early 4 speed model that had the pepper pop alloy's and cloth interior.
I'd always wanted a mk 3 Capri from when I was a kid and the 2.8i models is really the only ones to have. The engine is great and it was cheap to buy too. Costing only £1000 for a 130mph car but sadly the handling let me down and only a few months after buying the car I wrote it off in the wet.
Still at least I owned one (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2005 by djcarbines (2 reviews written)
With purchase prices from £500, the Ford Capri has never been more affordable. This is a car for someone who wants a performance car without following the crowd of the hot hatch band. I own 3 Capri's, and the 2.8 is the most reliable and usable. My 1983 model started first time after 2 and a half YEARS standing with a battery charge. Despite their age they can still keep up with SLK's and new 3-Series' (not the AMG's and M's, obviously), and without any driver aids or electronics to go wrong... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2005 by suggs (1 review written)
The Ford Capri is a fun drivers car, which gets loads of attention where ever it goes. I would recommend anyone to have a standard one, as a second car though.
There are also plenty of aftermarket upgrades available to improve the cars weak points. If you do wish to use one as a daily driver, I would recommend you look at some of the 'Carpi Sport' upgrades.
As for the rust, it's the same as all old cars; You will have to keep it well polished. If you don't look after them they will rot... (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2005 by ireyn
The Ford Capri was the star of the t.v hit series 'The Professionals' and 'Minder'. It was the sports car to have in the 70's and it's updated post 84 model was, and still is an incredible car. Taming the Jekyl and Hyde character is immense fun, but not advised in wet weather. It sounds superb and looks gorgeous, i've had two and I'm looking for a third. (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2004 by fatum51 (1 review written)
Once you get over the fact this Ford Capri 2.8 injection special sports car is very long ( 16 feet ) and learn how to stear that nose round corners this car is without equal. Having driven most 80's and 90's sports coupes, i have to say the Capri 2.8, pound for pound has no rival. The rewards from driving a 160 BHP rear wheel drive sports car have to be lived to be appreciated, whilst the tail is every bit as tricky as legend would have you beleive, it is also quite grippy if you enter the... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2004 by chrisk2182
This Ford Capri 2.8 injection special is my third capri now, and out of the 2.0L laser & 3.0S which i owned, this is by far the best. Being a lover of american muscle cars I have found it easy to modify my capri to give a very similar look. Capris are amazing to drive, like nothing else. Blowing away boyracers in there so called machines. Highly recommend getting one. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2003 by Joey280 (1 review written)
The Ford Capri 2.8 injection special is my 1st Capri and I love it. (Wanted one since I was a kid!) It is my daily driver. The grin factor that comes with driving one of these is amazing. It has a strong flexible v6 engine which is suprisingly economical for its size & age especially at motorway speeds. I love everything about this car from the powerbuldge on the bonnet, the sound of those twin exhausts to the half leather bucket seats.
Theyre easy to bring up to date in terms of gadgets.... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2003 by Lee Cook.
I had a 1983 2.8i a couple of years ago and ran it as my everyday car. Black with 13 inch rs seven spokes and a half leather out of a special. Couple of jobs needed (all the usual)including door pillars that were made of p40 filler and black hammarite. A thrill every time I turned the key. A pleasure leaving the boy racer in his £ 10000 hot hatch gasping for air through my tyre smoke. Currently looking to be back in the fold. May treat myself to a Brooklands and sod the holiday to... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2003 by capriandpenman.
The Ford Capri 2.8 injection special is a decent state of the art family/sports coupe that exceeded fords expectations on sales, and was an overwehelming success. (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2003 by Roger.
Great looking car,always an eye catcher. Engine/exhaust note unique to the car, sounds great. Taken seriously as a modern classic at last. Reliable mechanics, body panels difficult to find in good condition. Excellent value for money. Classic insurance fairly cheap. Owned mine since Dec.1987, used during summer only since 1994. (stored during winter). Been a pleasure to own all this time. Recommended future classic, buy one now before they are all gone! (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2003 by Matt.
I have had many cars in the past but the power and grin factor that these cars have when they hit open road is amazing. Mine maybe 18 years old now but the 2.8i V6 still purrrrrs like it was put together yesturday!!! I would recommend one to anyone who doesn't mind the twitchy rear on wet days!!! :) great fun! (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2002 by Ph Guitton.
This is my second Capri, and it's always a real pleasure to drive it. (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2002 by Jason.
I bought a 1985 2.8 Ford Capri special which I've owned for about a month now. I don't think there are many alternatives for the money that offer as much performance and character. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2002 by John.
The Ford Capri 2.8 injection is the car you always promised yourself.
The legend lives on .
These cars are now going up in value. They can be insured under classic policies for pennies and there is no shortage of parts as most of the bits were used in other Fords. The panels are a pest to find but that is the only real draw back. You want an affordable cheap performance car that is fun to drive and cheap that will return you money when you sell it, sound too much of a dream then....
You just... (read more)
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