13: 1991-1994 Mercury Capri
The Mercury Capri is a definitive classic roadster. The car hit the market in 1991 as a latch ditch attempt to spring some life into the Mercury brand. Mercury’s lineup consists of rebadged Ford models, so the Capri is different. The styling of the roadster is created for the short-lived Merker brand that Ford marketed. Once the Merker brand hit the shelf, Ford went ahead and brought the Capri to the marketplace. Relative to the Mazda Miata, the Capri is a different type of car altogether.
There is a more premium feel to the Capri, and performance is seemingly better. The interior is a jumbled mix of hard plastics and weird buttons. The design team left some R&D out in the design of the interior. The seats are hard and uncomfortable, and if the convertible top is rolled, the cargo space will be limited. Few drivers will remember the Capri as it got overshadowed by the Miata every step of the way.