1985 Ford Granada Reviews

1985 Ford Granada Scorpio 2.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carAudi 80 GL

Summary:

Comfortable, powerful, well equipped and definitely a bargain

Faults:

Auto box failed at 150,000 - replaced with secondhand box at £150, heated seat elements failed at about 160,000, air con has never worked (needs charging), speedo takes a little while to warm up and give a correct speed reading.

General Comments:

This car has passed the last 2 MOT's (no preparation beforehand) with nothing more than a torn steering gaiter on both occassions. I paid £300 for this car at an auction.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2000

1985 Ford Granada 2.0i Scorpio Ghia 2.0i 8v 115Hp from Norway

Year of manufacture1985
Engine and transmission 2.0i 8v 115Hp
Performance marks 4 / 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)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Some electrical problems; ABS, window switch bulbs.

Brake discs; But that's easy to change..

General Comments:

Very good comfort, quiet inside, good headlights, a lot of space! And it looks just beautiful!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 1999

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews