1990 Ford Scorpio Ghia 2.9 V6


Affordable luxury car


I have had some problems with the alarm. The System had to be replaced.

The load adjusting system at the rear axle was broke. Had to replace the compressor and the rear shock breakers. The handling of the car really improved.

The rubbers of the front stabilizing rod.

General Comments:

The car its luxury and comfort is incredibly good compared to the costs of purchase. I bought mine for only 1000 Euro. The previous owner was a Ford mechanic. The car has always been maintained properly so it was in a very good condition.

It is a real speedway car. The cornering is not very good. With only 145 brake horse power for a 2,9 liter V6 the acceleration is not thrilling, but it will do about 210 kilometers per hour.

The car has got all the accessories you should expect on a car of a recent make. It has even got an electric adjustment of the rear seats (left and right separated). Be sure to buy a Ghia for the same price as a cheaper model.

The maintenance is affordable. The only expensive thing was the replacement of gearbox oil.

The only large expenses of the car is its fuel consumption. The V6 is not very economical with its juice. Especially with the Dutch fuel prices.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2002

1988 Ford Scorpio CL 2.4 EFI V6


A great car, poorly built


The auto-box is a nightmare. It searching for the right gear all of the time. Now it is failing, slipping and burning away. This seems to be normal for the A4LD transmission, so my mechanic told me.

The powered steering is failing.

The prop shaft is out of balance.

The odometer has been tampered with. I think the car has done a lot more than the 190.000 km on the clock.

It will have to go.

General Comments:

It was a great car to drive. Lots of space, comfortable like no other.

If the auto-box was better, I would buy another one.

Now, I am going for a Mercedes 200E.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd May, 2001

1st Sep 2003, 15:33

I was totally wrong. I sold the car on for peanuts with a full explanation of the things wrong. She has been driving very care full to spare the transmission. It has paid off. She has driven from 194.000 KM to 245.000 KM today. The car has passed the dutch MOT (APK) again and is still going strong.


3rd Jul 2005, 15:41

It has been scrapped because the owner wanted a more economic car. She bought a new fiat panda. For the 11.000 Euro she spend she could have driven the Scorpio for a long time. It had 265.000 km when it was scrapped.

I now drive a Mercedes 190, but that is to small. I'm going to look for an other scorpio from before 1995.