Ford Scorpio Reviews from Germany

1993 Ford Scorpio 2.0i

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0i Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 kilometres
Most recent distance147000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Big, comfy, tourer

Faults:

Alarm system decided to set itself off for no reason last weekend.

Passenger e-window wouldn't open, but would still close.

On-board computer sometimes gives strange readings.

Cruise control doesn't work.

Windscreen heating switch didn't work.

Central locking works every time on passenger side, but only sometimes on drivers side.

Reversing light didn't work(now fixed-connector disturbed when I changed oil filter!)

General Comments:

I bought it in a rush, as I'd returned from working abroad and had no transport.

I've owned it for 5 months now, and am basically happy with it, although the electrical problems are slowly driving me nuts!

It tows a trailer well, but does drink the fuel. Although on a general run it's actually not too bad at about 34mpg.

Mine hasn't got all the toys of the UK models, but has got air-con, power steering, electric windows (but manual roof), no seat heating, and cloth seats (therefore no need of the heating :->) and manual seats.

On a long run, the seats give me knee ache, due to the length of the seat pan and the angle (but then I am 6' 4") -my Sierra was much better.

Paid 1300 Euros for it, and am satisfied with it, although whether I'd buy another hatchback version I don't know, as the space is limited in comparison with an estate.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2004

25th Jun 2005, 10:04

I had big problems with gradual shutdown of electrics on my 1993 Scorpio 2 litre. Most resolved by replacing the main fuse box on the engine bulkhead. Although this may look OK from the top the underneath can be rotting away due to position on bulkhead and failed weather seal. Replacing sorted most problems a few years ago - but things are shutting down again. Suspect ageing wiring looms. Have recently changed 8 year old (!) battery and experienced tickover idling problems after. Seems to cure itself after about 60 miles. Is this due to Engine Management System re-programming itself? This car runs beautifully on LPG also!

1993 Ford Scorpio CLX 2.0 i

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 kilometres
Most recent distance126000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Too bad they don't build it anymore

Faults:

There's rust on the rear left wheel well, but one weekend of work will do to fix it.

General Comments:

Used to drive a Mazda 626 with all the gadgets, but it doesn't come near the Scorpio in comfort although this is the base CLX model.

I was looking for a good replacement for an american car because I used to own Pontiacs and US-Fords.

The Scorpio is no Crown Victoria, but in my opinion it comes very close to it without high fuel costs (at least here in Europe).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2002

26th Feb 2003, 15:30

After almost ten years the original!!! exhaust system has to be replaced because of major rust problems between the mufflers.

On the front axle the rubber bearings have to be replaced due to a constructional problem with this part of the vehicle.

Front brake discs and pads also are worn out.

All in all no big deal, this is what age asks.

I'm still very satisfied with my Scorpio, needs no oil or water, ride comfort and reliability are superb.

Fuel consumption on the autobahn is about 7.5 liters per 100 km (or 31 mpg) at 130 km/h and 9 - 10 liters (about 25 - 26 mpg) around town.

13th Apr 2003, 12:50

Had the new front brake discs and pads installed easily.

Also replaced the exhaust system including both mufflers.

Very easy and comfortable thing to do.

Did not install an original ford system, but one made by "Walker", cost me less.

5th Aug 2003, 02:43

Hi everyone, just bought myself a 1992 Ford Crown Victoria. Hope it runs as good as the Scorpio does.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews