1992 Ford Granada Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1992 Ford Granada Scorpio Cosworth 2.9-24Valve from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.9-24Valve Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired74266 miles
Most recent distance76842 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Starion

Summary:

Very underrated

Faults:

Air Conditioning fan not working yet

Warped front brake discs

Fuel pump had failed when purchased

Lumpy tick-over in Park and Neutral gears

Back wheel arches starting to suffer with corrosion.

General Comments:

Having been the one Ford model I've never owned, I was absolutely shattered with the performance when pushed, it's such a sleeper until that right foot goes down.

The fuel economy can be a major problem, but I think it's worth every penny.

Absolutely no reliability problems, just niggles as listed above

Worth all the £550 I paid for her, and still looks stunning.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2002

21st Aug 2004, 15:31

I agree with your comments, I never wanted to get shot of mine, but the fuel economy became an issue. they are cheap now and getting rarer as the engines are much in demand from hot-rodders (it's an easy swap into a capri 2.8)

1992 Ford Granada scorpio 24v 2.9 24v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.9 24v Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles

Summary:

Thinking (poor) man's BMW

Faults:

There has been a slight loss of transmission fluid since I aquired the car, but it doesn't seem to have got any worse.

The air conditioning has also not worked since day one, but the solution to this was simply to remove the drive belt, which also releases more power as drag on the engine is reduced.

General Comments:

I never get tired of the rapid acceleration, it is one of the very few "banger territory" cars that can quite happily trounce brand new so-called performance cars. e.g, the soon to be released Mondeo ST24 is slower on acceleration and top end!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2002

1992 Ford Granada Scorpio 2.0i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

The best mile munching workhorse available for peanuts

Faults:

The absolute air pressure sensor packed up at 110000 and gave me no end of trouble trying to trace it. This was a very unusual fault according to the auto electrician I had to get to put it right.

Front brake discs.

Oil leak at the oil pressure switch.

Rear wheel arches are starting to rust faster than I would like.

General Comments:

Excellent value for money even though it's a 'shed'. I wouldn't go out and buy another one, but I have been looking for different car for a good few months now, but am struggling to find something which offers similar spec and value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2001

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 6 reviews