WITH MODIFICATIONS, the Capri handles with greatness and perhaps, due to the longer wheelbase, more predictability than an Escort. Sportier to start they generally have better suspension components, in some cases to RS spec, which means lots of the aftermarket kits fit, too. Advice for the struts and conversion’s the same.
Later series cars tend to be the most refined — they have single leaf springs at the rear, and although all big engine Capris have a tail-happy reputation, this can be tamed with better suspension. The only real problem’s rear lateral location: a Panhard rod or Watts linkage is tricky since the spare wheel well occupies the same space. Cost-effective triangulated bolt-on kits help get over it though, while careful choice means a well-handling car without masses of alteration.
Most Capris come well set-up as standard but still benefit from uprated springs and lowering.