1996 Ford Scorpio Ghia 2.9 12v


Cheap, slurpy, comfy ugly cruiser!


Air conditioning manifold blew, (wear) due to contact with the body. It's located at the lower end near the radiator were the manifold curves backwards. Be aware, I've seen this on others as well! (43 euro's)

Electrical failure, too many gadgets. Always something faulty. It just never performs at 100%.

General Comments:

Smooth ride, great seats (they had to put down a hurdle).

Climate control, cruise control, ABS, double airbags, 1500 kilo's: pretty secure!

12 valves are not impressive, all-tough drink a lot. At €1.47 a liter it's not funny.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2005

1997 Ford Scorpio Ghia 2.3 16v


Luxurious and great value for money


The steering fluid line had a leak.

The air-conditioning was not fully charged.

General Comments:

This is not a fast car with the automatic in economy mode. Switched into sports-mode it's a whole lot better. It lacks the V6 great that I like.

The interior is still very good after 135.000 km. No rattles.

The handling is more direct in comparison to my previous 1993 Scorpio. Great for Autobahn & winding roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2004

1988 Ford Scorpio GLi 4x4 2.9 V6 engine


Extremely value for money if yu compare it to for example a Audi 100 Qauttro


Gearbox started to make weird noises.

Rattling sound when doing corners.

The above defects are on this rare 4x4 version very expensive because there where less than fifty on the roads in the Netherlands so there aren't any parts available on the scrap-yard and thereby you have to buy the very expensive new one's from Ford.

Engine computer broke down.

Rust was getting to much so it had to go in 2004.

General Comments:

A very reliable car with a great interior for its age. Al options like for example the electrical windows still work perfect. Unlike other Scorpio's this one really drives great because of the 4x4 All Wheel drive system. Even in the winter when the streets are frozen this car still drives very accurate. The car is very fast and strong when you are transporting heavy loads. The only thing about its car is the fuel consumption. It drinks more than me!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th July, 2004

1992 Ford Scorpio GLi 2.9 V6


The best deal in used cars. Get one!


Small rust spots on rear wheel arches. Seems to be a common problem for this model.

General Comments:

For a car this age (12 years old) it is in remarkably good shape. The interior looks like new. There are no rattles or squeaks.

Seats are very comfortable. I drove it for 12 hours straight and did not even feel tired. Backseats are very roomy, and easily hold three adults.

The engine is fantastic! It competes easily with new cars on the motorway, and it reaches 200 km/h (were allowed, like in Germany) at only 4500 rpm.

Even after 12 years and 224000 Km it's still solid. Nothing leaks, no oil consumption in between changes, brakes on the spot if needed.

Luxury sedan with electric everything, sunroof, computer, excellent speakers, heated front and rear windshield, heated electric side mirrors, etc. And all this for 500 euros.

The only downside is the gas consumption. On average 9 liters per 100 Km on motorway, and a staggering 15 liters per 100 km for urban driving. But no complaints here. You buy a V6, you have to expect that. Besides, you actually save money with this car since there are no mechanic bills to pay.

The way it's running I expect this car to go at least another 100000 Km. It seems that Ford does know how to make high quality vehicles. Too bad they didn't keep it up in the other models.

Conclusion: if you are in the market for a used car, get a Scorpio. Beats anything else.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2004

1993 Ford Scorpio GLX 2.9 12v


A fantastic, distinguished car at a low price


The indicator of malfunction of the right headlamp broke down.

The starting-motor (wear after 205,000 kilometers).

Rust at the weldings of both wheel-arches.

Rust at the brake fluid lines.

General Comments:

This car is a bit lazy in the low revs, but has enough pulling power for quick acceleration.

The big engine doesn't mean much fuel consumption (1 liter per 10/11 kilometers)

It's a great car to drive long distances because you won't get tired.

The Ford Scorpio gives an effortless drive.

In the Netherlands it's an undervalued car, so you can buy one for a very reasonable price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2003