GTA now in
Join Date: Sep 2015
I owned four Capris and they're seriously great cars - practical (for Mk2 / 3), easy to repair, superb driving position, great soundtrack from the V6 and you do feel like Steve McQueen when you're driving one, staring out over the long bonnet, one arm rested on those deeply dished doors. But I wouldn't drive one in a modern motorway rush hour - the brakes are rubbish, they warp discs easily and the handling is seriously sub-par in the wet, which is why I don't own one any more; in these days when even the feeblest little car has discs all round and ABS, the chances of planting that lovely long bonnet in the back of another car during the inevitable 'emergency stop every 5 minutes' rush hour grind is just too great.
...All of which proves even the greatest UK car produced since the 60s (IMO) has it's own share of faults, just like our beloved Alfas.
BTW if the spider plan doesn't pan out, have you ever thought about an SE6 Scimitar? Seriously under-rated with mechanicals you'll be very familiar with, but better handling and rust resisance than the Capri. Only issue is their looks, and the Airfix kit interior...
Last edited by mj2k; 01-03-16 at 10:12.