IHC Scout 80 Reviews from North America

1962 IHC Scout 80 80 396ci straight 6

Model year1962
Year of manufacture1962
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 396ci straight 6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carSuzuki Vitara

Summary:

Perfect, wish I could go back 45 years and get a new one

Faults:

Well for a 45 year old 4x4 that spent its life on salty roads its done pretty good.

Rust everywhere.

Wiring has rotted away.

Vacuum lines rotted.

General Comments:

This is a tank... go anywhere... do anything... always starts, never quits. However at this age something is always in need of fixing. The old slider windows are a poor design, and I wish there was a way to make the wipers move in unison. I have the 1/2 cab model. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2007

1965 IHC Scout 80 152 Slant 4

Model year1965
Year of manufacture1965
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 152 Slant 4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carToyota Landcruiser

Summary:

A well made, fun truck to own

Faults:

The only thing I had go wrong with the Scout was the speedometer went out. It was a quick and easy fix to replace the cable.

General Comments:

This truck is extremely reliable. Other than tune ups or replacing a burnt bulb, I have only replaced the speedo cable. Everything else works perfectly. I have never had any problems with the engine or transmission.

I would highly recommend this truck to anyone looking for a fun, reliable 4x4 to use both on and off the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2005

1966 IHC Scout 80 slant 4

Year of manufacture1966
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership1986
Engine and transmission slant 4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 miles
Most recent distance250000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Mini

Summary:

Solid, dependable, fixable utility vehicle

Faults:

One front wheel bearing fell apart and the wheel almost fell off.

Once when I was driving up an old logging road that had turned into creek bed, a gas tank nearly fell out.

The whole front end was loose when I bought it, but by removing shims I tightened the ball joints and with the pull of a cotter pin I tightened the drag link. Some things were sure better in the old days - now one has to buy new parts. This little utility vehicle was made for farmers and for farmers to be able to fix.

General Comments:

This was a great little truck. It never broke down in the woods, even though it had many many miles on it. It wasn't the fastest vehicle in the pack, but dependable and cute. Wish I still owned it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2004

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews