1994 Ford Granada Scorpio 2.0 DOHC from UK and Ireland
A safe, reliable and comfortable family cruiser
Heater matrix started to leak & smell.
Head masket blew at 72,000.
Prop shaft needed replacement at 79,000.
Idle speed control valve replaced at 72,000.
All work was done under an independent warranty which was worth its weight in gold!
A great car - despite some problems. Best advice I can give is that they do suffer from the occasional problem and these independent warranty providers do not seem to reflect that in their premiums - mine was 260 quid for a years cover and has paid for itself fourfold within months!
Watch out for rusty rear wheel arches and high pressure in the cooling system which is probably head gasket trouble.
On automatics, make sure that the oil is clean ie. red, not brown or dark with a burnt smell.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th February, 2001