Ford Scorpio Review from France

1997 Ford Scorpio Ghia 2.5 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired198000 kilometres
Most recent distance206000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class


Fantastically comfortable prestige car, lovely to drive and own


Diesel Pump leaked, needed to replace it

Air conditioning won't turn off!

General Comments:

Built for comfort, not for speed is how I would best sum up this car. I bought it for comfort as I do a vast number of kilometers each year and suffer with a bad back. The leather upholstery and driving position are quite fabulous.

The gear change is just as I remember from the early Fords I have owned in the UK, smooth, easy and an absolute treat for the driver.

Handling can be a little awkward on some of the windier narrow roads here in rural France, but it is just great for longer trips and motorway driving.

The car is a bit of a head-turner as it is quite rare, and enthusiasts stop me to talk about it. I've been offered nearly twice as much as I paid for the car by one enthusiast, but it's not for sale! I will really miss it when the time comes for it to go. I'm hoping it will last me at least another five years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2008

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review