1988 Ford Scorpio Review from UK and Ireland

1988 Ford Scorpio 2.9v6

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.9v6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance114500 miles
Previous carCitroen Berlingo


Luxurious motoring at a bargain basement price


Starter motor packed up at about 113000 miles.

Some things don't work IE: electric rear seats, rear windows, and heated screens.

I can live with that, they are no problem.

General Comments:

Extremely quick, I also have a sports car about the same age as the Scorpio, and the 0-60 time is only about a second better.

With the cruise control, it's the nearest I've felt to being a passenger in a car when I've been sat behind the wheel.

On a run, it will do 30mpg+, I am averaging 31-33mpg on a daily 110mile commute.

Extremely comfortable seats.

First car I've owned with an auto box, but very happy with it.

For a little over £100 it was a definite bargain, has already paid for itself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2003

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review