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“I have owned my Capri 2.8 injection since 1987 it is...”

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 cruise… Read Full Review

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“i have owned my capri2.8 injection for 19 years now...”

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 Full Review

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“i loved the car when i had it lovely car but some ass...”

Written on: 19/07/2010

i loved the car when i had it lovely car but some ass hole stole it :(… Read Full Review

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“I'm a yank and I was stationed at RAF Lakenheath in...”

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 at… Read Full Review

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“Best cheap reliable thrills you can get, the Ford...”

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 Full Review

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“The Ford Capri is an awesome car, rear wheel drive,...”

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 Full Review

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“My Ford Capri has been off the road for ten years, the...”

Written on: 21/03/2008 by kamerondiaz (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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“The Ford Capri is an absolutely amazing car. To be a...”

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 Full Review

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“The Ford Capri is a little fuel eater and not for the...”

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 that… Read Full Review

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“The Capri 2.8i that I owned was not a special but an...”

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.
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Helen Of Troy's Response to ASTRABOY's Review

Written on: 28/07/2006

I had a total of 4 different Capri's including the 2.8i. They are very unique cars to drive as the front end is so much heavier than the rear, it causes them to "hop" around corners and you can easily lose control. A heavy object in the boot used to help, such as a large bag of bricks! The Police started to use these cars but found this problem of hopping around corners and easy loss of control no good for high speed chases, though high speed was definitely no problem for this car. They were also an art form to park, especially for us women drivers who either struggled to look over the top of the huge bonnet, or sat on a cushion! It was most definitely the car of its' day, looks and performance wise. But the majority of people these days are used to modern cars which are far better road handling and if challenged to drive a Capri 2.8i at speed on normal roads, especially when wet, would probably end up either crashing it or vowing never to try driving one again!

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“With purchase prices from £500, the Ford Capri has...”

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 or… Read Full Review

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Keithrose44's Response to djcarbines's Review

Written on: 29/10/2006

Well done. A great review!
<br/>My Father owned a couple of Ford Capri's, starting with a Mk1 2.0 GT in the early 70's and later a new 1983 2.8i in black. He had the 2.8 injection for 13 years, and it never let him down once, with only routine servicing needed. The body started to rust on the front wings after about ten years, but we fitted a new pair without any problems.
<br/>The V6 had plenty of go, and made such a great throaty roar under full power, it was so addictive! The handling was nowhere near as bad as people made out, as long as you showed it some real respect in the wet.
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<br/>All in all, a truly fast practical car, which could top 100 mph in less than 20 seconds. He now drives a 1.7 Puma, but he still talks about the Capri.

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“The Ford Capri is a fun drivers car, which gets loads...”

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 from… Read Full Review

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“The Ford Capri was the star of the t.v hit series 'The...”

Written on: 21/03/2005 by ireyn (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Fatum51's Response to 186072_ireyn's Review

Written on: 10/10/2005

Sorry to be picky, the Essex was the 3.0 which was housed in the mark 1 and 2, the 2.8 was known by the region the factory sits in, Cologne.

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Djcarbines's Response to 186072_ireyn's Review

Written on: 23/07/2006

The 3.0 Essex engine was available in both mk2 and mk3, to be replaced in 1981 with the 2.8i Cologne engine in the mk3 only. So the top-of-the-line mk3 Capri had 2 different engines throughout it&#039;s production run, along with a large number of combinations in L, S, LS and Laser forms.

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“Once you get over the fact this Ford Capri 2.8...”

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 Full Review

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“This Ford Capri 2.8 injection special is my third...”

Written on: 05/08/2004 by chrisk2182 (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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“The Ford Capri 2.8 injection special is my 1st Capri...”

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. Mine… Read Full Review

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“Powerful but fuel is expensive”

Written on: 20/08/2003 by Gimp (1 review written)

Powerful but fuel is expensive… Read Full Review

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“I had a 1983 2.8i a couple of years ago and ran it as...”

Written on: 19/07/2003 by Lee Cook. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Vince600's Response to Lee Cook.'s Review

Written on: 12/08/2004

I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT "GIRLFRIENDS HATE DRIVING THEM" WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD POINT.

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“The Ford Capri 2.8 injection special is a decent state...”

Written on: 06/06/2003 by capriandpenman. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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“Great looking car,always an eye catcher....”

Written on: 30/01/2003 by Roger. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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77901_Cathryn.'s Response to 69111_Roger.'s Review

Written on: 06/03/2003

This man obviously has great taste in cars and knows his stuff, "nuff said, respect to the man"

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