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what do you think of the capri?
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god thats ugly 20%  20%  [ 9 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:06 pm 
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hig got me going as he thinks the ford capri is ugly.iv owned two,and if they were easy to run these days i had another OVER the coupe!! but it seems to be a young man thing that capri's are ugly.any opinions on them?

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its not a young man/ lad thing at all im only 23. since i knew wat a car was i have always wanted a capri, ans as you dupe i would have a 2.8v6 capri over anythin really, or maybe one of the earlier 3.0capri`s


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Hmm, not sure I'd choose one over my Gen.1 but I do agree mate, I'd have another Capri tomorrow (I've owned 3 including a rebored 3.1l based on a Mk3 3.0 Ghia). I would even be so bold as to suggest that it was up there with cars such as the E-Type Jags for it's unique good looks ...............


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dont like them..


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Love 'em I looked for one before I got my coupe but I could only find ole' knackers. The one I wanted was the 2.8 with the ltd slip diff


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i am bang in love with the capri! I want one so much :cool:


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I'm a fan of the v6ones power rear wheel drive


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Voted yes - stupid pointless poll. Any petrolhead worthy of the name knows they are sex on wheels, non-belivers should be covered in petrol and flamed ;)

My dad had a few (1.6 MkI and a 2.3??? Mk2) - My brother had a late '80's model, retrofitted with a 3.1L American spec v6. Proper animal, that one :cool:


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capris are the dogs knackers,i prefer the pinto engines to the v6s though,u just cant beat a 2.1 litre pinto with twin 40s and a fast cam,old fords are the best,ive actually got a capri shell in my mates garage its a 1.6 laser,ive also got a mk1 ford fiesta in my own garage,ongoing projects a long way from completion.


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get onto capri club international!! they are excellent


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yeah mate,will need to get my finger out every time i think about them i get a guilty feeling cos there not on the road there stuck in a garage feeling all loneley and unloved.


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had a 1.6 mk3. mate had a rs3100 he was restoring that was a fast car . :cool:


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Beautiful car, I dont know how anyone can say a bad word about them.


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cos they were very outdated at the end-ford let it die when it could have done so much more.even the last E reg 2.8i's were 5 years outdated inside


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the later models arent ugly but neither are the pretty like the coupe. i do like classic cars and retro fords are top of my list. however if was to have a capri it would have to be mk1 3.0 v6, they look awesome.


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Agree with Paul on the mk1 :cool:

Loved them as a kid, but not as much as my Dad's Reliant Scimitar GTE...he had two, a mk3 and then the mk4 I think....had the 3litre Ford V6 engines in them, but in a fibreglass body, they were rapid and a great looking car! :cool:


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Capris look great, my Dad had 3 over the years, I loved them :D


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i'm only 22 and i like Capris


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Agree with Paul on the mk1 :cool:

Loved them as a kid, but not as much as my Dad's Reliant Scimitar GTE...he had two, a mk3 and then the mk4 I think....had the 3litre Ford V6 engines in them, but in a fibreglass body, they were rapid and a great looking car! :cool:

i had the SE5 GTE one of the best cars i ever owned and real quick off the mark :)


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:scared I also like the Opal Manta, the capri rival :scared


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Hah, my eyesight aint that bad, Bob - despite recently turning 35 :rollin

Opel Manta GTE's rock, not many about these days though... My other brother had a 2.0, cool car - even though it had the big black plastic window louvre cover thingy... Kinda looked the part. I belive the phrase is "of it's time..." :lol


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yeah I had a 2.0 GTE coupe (not the hatch) in red, wrote it off in a field :cry , ran out of talent on a sharp bend :bang (I was only 24 at the time)


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Having a hard time picturing you at the tender age of 24, mate :rollin


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me too, 23 years ago, must get the photo albums out and scare the kids :rollin :rollin :rollin


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Never mind the kids, your scaring ME! :lol


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the manta was a good car again like the capri fairly outdated but of course the manta was more desireable as a lot less of them about


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again for me the older manta's are the nicer ones, and i think before that there was the opal gt which is stunning, has lines very much like a ferrari 250 gto.


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i delivered to a farm one day and the guy had about 15 opel mantas sitting about rotting in his front field some were gtes with the wipers on the lights,he told me none were for sale,when i asked him why he was letting them rot away he just shrugged his shoulders,it broke my heart,what a k**b doing that to old cars even if they were vauxhalls,thing was it wasnt just mantas,he had carltons,monzas,cavaliers,vivas,maybe he thought he was doing the world a favour taking vauxhalls of the road.WEIRDO...


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im with Hig!!capris and mantras no ta!!!

i asked my dad tho and he said havin either in the day.....


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Love the MK1 Capri :D not as keen on the rest though :p

It was meant to be the "British Mustang" in its day :)


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Personally i cant say im a fan :cool:


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Personally i cant say im a fan :cool:

exactly dark glasses as in blind not cool


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:lol everyone bow down and agree with the opinions of the dupledumb :lol


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you'll notice the majority of discerning public on here agree with me!!!
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..........on this occasion ;)


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Im not denying that duple but, i also noticed those who disagree get called blind or a clown or stupid etc etc ;)


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Im not denying that duple but, i also noticed those who disagree get called blind or a clown or stupid etc etc ;)


Thats because dupe throws a tantrum when people don't agree with him
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Gorgeous car, my dad had 2. And ive always wanted 1.

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One of the all-time great cars without a shadow of a doubt. Complete minger when it comes to handling but it looked the badgers nadgers and I always wanted one as a kid - 3.2l MKI (I always imagined a 3l rebored :cool:) in a metallic British Racing Green with gold pin stripes and mega wide alloy wheels (most cars rode on steelies when I was nobbut a lad ). :roll:

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ive always loved them, agree with the "british mustang" comment, guess thats why i like them so much, give me a classic mustang and ill be a happy bunny :D

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Yea for sure, its a mini muscle car. And i love them, i would love to get 1 as a project car...

Am i right in thinking that there oldschool carbuerreta style engine's?


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yeah there are, but its fairly straight forward as far as engine swaps go to get a 2.9 cosworth injection from a mondaeo or scorpion to fit almost straight in. bit of nice air take zorst and chippage should see close to 250bhp then and modern engine reliability.


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you can also fit cossie engines in them,there was one in classic ford magazine a few months back that could do 180 mph,im going for a 2 litre zetec in mine and also my mk1 fiesta.


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