1987 Ford Scorpio Review

1987 Ford Scorpio GL 2.0 from Finland

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 2.0
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

The usual wear and tear items:

New discs and pads.

Shocks replaced and rear springs.

2 batteries.

Water-pump.

Cam-belts.

Did need a new data-box, that was costly but suspect the dealer ripped me off (same old story!) Had to take his word that I needed it after erratic running.

General Comments:

Just about to celebrate its 12th birthday and it's been a loyal and very comfortable car. Bought cheaply six years ago, has covered 112k miles/170k kms, never broken down on me, goes all over Europe.

Cheap to run for such a vast car, exhausts are long lived, original clutch. Only downside is a pathetic heater, no joke here. Will have to retire it in the spring but it's been excellent, still a comfortable albeit sedate drive on a long distance. Probably have a Focus or 626 as +a replacement. Highly recommended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 1999

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review