1991 Ford Granada Reviews

1991 Ford Granada Ghia X 2.9 V6 (12V) from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.9 V6 (12V) Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier

Summary:

Veteran V6 motocruiser with a fantastic engine

Faults:

Absolutely nothing yet.

General Comments:

What can you say: For £400 with 12 Months MOT, we got a Very Fast, Very Comfortable V6 MotoCruiser.

The Ghia X (about '91 onwards) is basically a Scorpio without the air con, electric seats or the option of leather. This one has:

Electric windows/mirrors

Heated seats

Full original stereo with six speakers

Cruise control

ABS

Central locking

And luckily ours had only two owners from new, one of them being a company hire car business. Anyway, so it does about 22MPG in the city, and 35MPG on the motorway. It's loud, powerful and comfortable, reliable so far and very good fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2004

1991 Ford Granada Scorpio 2.0 DOHC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Montego

Summary:

A Large, comfortable, gadget filled hunk of a car

Faults:

My anti-lock brakes do not work and the previous owner used replacement brake pads without wear indicators.

General Comments:

This car is full of gadgets.

The car handles well for its size.

The seats are very comfortable and they are heated.

The car literally drives itself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2003

1991 Ford Granada Scorpio 2.9i V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.9i V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

Unbelievable bargain

Faults:

Auto gearbox oil seal leak.

Front suspension bushes breaking up.

General Comments:

A truly fantastic motorway cruiser with superb V6 power. The aircon in the 2.9 is much more capable than in the smaller engined cars and by 1991 Ford had got to grips with most (but not quite all) of the problems. Petrol is on the heavy side but the reliability and ridiculous cheapness of spares (compared to BMW, Merc. or Jag) helps the matter of running costs considerably.

If you want a cheap, mega milemuncher and you want 21st century luxury along with it, this is the car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2000

11th Apr 2001, 16:09

I have one of these and it is great, much as described above... and yes... my local Ford garage turns out to be expensive, incompetent and unscrupulous.

7th Feb 2002, 15:59

I recently had a G reg 2.9i V6 H/back model and it served me well for over 36,000 miles in less than a year! Same leaks to PAS and other fluids with the expected rear left w/arch rust but it was the fastest, safest and steadiest cruiser I had.. 5 star.

10th Feb 2004, 10:57

I have just bought the Granada 24v and taken down the motorway and come across a 530 BMW he looked across and smirked the floored it. Not for long though I went past him doing 155 miles an hour no other car for under a grand can do that to a new power car. The only problems found up to know are the anti roll bar bushes. They cost a staggering £2.50 from the local Halfords where four of their staff came out just to sea the engine need I say more.Peter.

1991 Ford Granada Scorpio 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 2.0
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Faults:

Starter motor failed twice and the electrics are a joke. Heated seats don't work at all and the air con only works in the winter!!

General Comments:

After 138,000 miles the car still goes well, but thirsty (27-30mpg).

Lots of space and very cheap to run.

Ford dealers are a joke.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th May, 1999

16th Mar 2001, 08:57

Ford scorpio - tons of gadgets for £550 for f reg. Not bad on juice for a big car. Will tow anything and carries plenty of people. Comfort no probs. Plenty of guts - kicks down nicely and will pass anything one rolling.

1991 Ford Granada GL 2.0i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 2.0i petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10

Faults:

Sunroof pipes blocked.

Warped discs ( twice ).

Starter motor.

Central locking goes mad and opens and shuts itself.

Running roughly when cold - temperature sender wiring fault.

Clutch .

Windscreen demister element failed.

General Comments:

This is an unbelievably good car, had it for four years. Drives like new at 85K, great comfort, space controls, gearchange, brakes, handling. DOHC engine very responsive overall 33mpg amazing for car size. Can drive for hours in total comfort, unlike most cars.

My wife has had four cars (soon to be 5!) in this space of time as none of hers as been as good as my Ford. I am currently looking for a much newer one as I fancy an auto.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 1998

1991 Ford Granada Ghia X 2.0i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 2.0i petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Rear dampers got soft at 75,000 miles but this is to be expected as the car is often carrying a high weight in the boot, and is also used for towing.

The headlights are always a bit poor on dipped beam on Granada's (Scorpio shape), but the main beams are fine.

The drivers side heated seat stopped heating at 95,000 miles, but now appears to be working again (at 110,0000)?

Other than that, no problems.

General Comments:

The twin cam engine is a vast improvement on the single cam which I owned previously. The fuel consumption is fair for the size of engine. (It depends on how you drive it).

Mine averages 37 mpg but this can go up to 44-5 mpg on a steady run at 65 - 70 mph. It drops to 28 mpg towing a 24cwt twin axle caravan.

If you bought a fairly new model a year or three ago, because of the high depreciation on the price from new, the cost is very cheap for what you get.

I would rate this model as Fords best kept secret, now sadly replaced by the 'ugly frog'.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 1997

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 6 reviews