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View Poll Results: Capri or Crapri?
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Can't believe this hasn't been up before.........nor any other Capri.
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I can remember wanting one of these although I did prefer the noise of the old 3.0. It's a shame Ford never made a Capri that could stop as well as it went.
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To think that those wheels looked big at the time !
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To think that those wheels looked big at the time !
I was thinking that too.
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Oh yes. European muscle car, working class hero, tail happy hooligan to drive. Cool.
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The old man had a mk2 2.0GT, we spent many happy hours working on it and I learnt a lot of new words in doing so.
 
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I was just gonna say 'not as nice as a Mk I 3.0 GT', then I image searched one and things have moved on a lot since then.

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I think that these days they are cool, especially the bigger engined ones.

They certainly weren't cool back in the day though.

Great cars to drive though if you like RWD.
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Would never own one, drove a 2.0S which was utter rubbish compared with the Manta i had but that doesn't count and they're now probably cool.
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I've owned two Capri's in my early years, 2.0 GT then a 3.0 Ghia, from there went on to the Triumph Dolomite Sprint!
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Back in around 1990 my dad had a really nice 2.0 Laser in Diamond white.

Not that cool back then, but he sold it and bought a mk2 8v Golf GTI, and he swears blind that the Capri was the better car in terms of performance and handling...
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Oh yes. European muscle car, working class hero, tail happy hooligan to drive. Cool.


Super ****ing cool car. I had pictures of this and the 3.0 square headlamp model on my wall with 1970's MACH I Mustangs. No kit car looking Countach's and Italian exotica back then
I always wanted a Ford Capri and still want a late 60's (now) Mustang, but have never owned either.
I've mellowed on the Italian exotica a bit in my old age. Still love Mustangs right up until they made it look like a MKIII Ford Escort. I like the previous model Mustang and latest

I like my old Fords does I.

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Super ****ing cool car. I had pictures of this and the 3.0 square headlamp model on my wall with 1970's MACH I Mustangs. No kit car looking Countach's and Italian exotica back then
I always wanted a Ford Capri and still want a late 60's (now) Mustang, but have never owned either.
I've mellowed on the Italian exotica a bit in my old age. Still love Mustangs right up until they made it look like a MKIII Ford Escort. I like the previous model Mustang and latest

I like my old Fords does I.
The Mustang II was a horrow show of a car. Even the rare ones which had a V8 had one so strangled by emissions kit that it had no go whatsoever, and still drank like a pi$$ed fish.

The later 79-on more angular Fox-body car is actually a decent bit of kit. Live axles, V8s and more off-the-shelf kit to upgrade than you can imagine. They look slightly bland but performance wise the sky is the limit.
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3 days of looking. Still undecided and trying not to be swayed by other views.
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The Mustang II was a horrow show of a car. Even the rare ones which had a V8 had one so strangled by emissions kit that it had no go whatsoever, and still drank like a pi$$ed fish.

The later 79-on more angular Fox-body car is actually a decent bit of kit. Live axles, V8s and more off-the-shelf kit to upgrade than you can imagine. They look slightly bland but performance wise the sky is the limit.
Strictly 1st Generation Mustangs and even then, although I had early 70's ones on my wall I'm not much keen on them after 1969 now.
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Another case of the UK trying to ape the US and not quite achieving it.

It's okay, but it's no Mustang by any stretch.
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Another case of the UK trying to ape the US and not quite achieving it.

It's okay, but it's no Mustang by any stretch.
I don't think it tried to match the Mustang (though probably as quick in 2.8 form ) but more the sentiment of the Mustang.
To me it was the next best thing since most the Mustangs (my pal had a straight six notch back 66 at 18!) were LHD I was not going there.
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I'm with Malc on this. American cars only really work in this country as weekend playthings. On a practical day-to-day basis they are too big, too LHD, too thirsty for our expensive fuel, narrow roads and pokey car parks.

The Capri, especially in V6 form, captured the spirit of the US ponycar in a form that worked in Europe, and in a way that nothing else really did. Which is probably why it stuck around long after it's sell-by date.

On a vaguely related note, it will be interesting to see how the new Mustang gets on here.

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I'm with Malc on this. American cars only really work in this country as weekend playthings. On a practical day-to-day basis they are too big, too LHD, too thirsty for our expensive fuel, narrow roads and pokey car parks.

The Capri, especially in V6 form, captured the spirit of the US ponycar in a form that worked in Europe, and in a way that nothing else really did. Which is probably why it stuck around long after it's sell-by date.

On a vaguely related note, it will be interesting to see how the new Mustang gets on here.
I'd go as far to say the new Mustang with the four pot will try to pick up where the Capri left off because the Probe and Cougar never quite cut the mustard. It does look pretty quick too
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