Ford Scorpio Review from Sweden

1995 Ford Scorpio Cosworth Ultima 2.9i 24v

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.9i 24v Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 kilometres
Most recent distance149000 kilometres
Previous carAudi 100

Summary:

Lots of power and luxury for a paltry sum

Faults:

The bumpers are, just like on most modern cars, fragile. The front bumper cracked last winter (25 degrees below).

The auto box started to shift roughly and the fuel consumption started to increase. It turned out to be the Mass-Air-Flow sensor, located by the air filter box, that needed cleaning.

A quick squirt of carburetor cleaner in the MAF sensor housing solved that one.

The web site www.fordscorpio.co.uk is really helpful to anyone who owns a Scorpio!

General Comments:

It shouldn't really be necessary to write anything about the performance of this car, but one word: Cosworth.

This is truly the perfect combination of raw extreme power under the bonnet, and luxury and comfort in the cabin.

If you can't afford a powerful Mercedes E-class, then start looking for a Scorpio Cosworth.

I simply can't think a one bad word to say about this fine car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2002

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review