1993 Ford Scorpio 2.0i from Germany
Big, comfy, tourer
Alarm system decided to set itself off for no reason last weekend.
Passenger e-window wouldn't open, but would still close.
On-board computer sometimes gives strange readings.
Cruise control doesn't work.
Windscreen heating switch didn't work.
Central locking works every time on passenger side, but only sometimes on drivers side.
Reversing light didn't work(now fixed-connector disturbed when I changed oil filter!)
I bought it in a rush, as I'd returned from working abroad and had no transport.
I've owned it for 5 months now, and am basically happy with it, although the electrical problems are slowly driving me nuts!
It tows a trailer well, but does drink the fuel. Although on a general run it's actually not too bad at about 34mpg.
Mine hasn't got all the toys of the UK models, but has got air-con, power steering, electric windows (but manual roof), no seat heating, and cloth seats (therefore no need of the heating :->) and manual seats.
On a long run, the seats give me knee ache, due to the length of the seat pan and the angle (but then I am 6' 4") -my Sierra was much better.
Paid 1300 Euros for it, and am satisfied with it, although whether I'd buy another hatchback version I don't know, as the space is limited in comparison with an estate.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2004
25th Jun 2005, 10:04
I had big problems with gradual shutdown of electrics on my 1993 Scorpio 2 litre. Most resolved by replacing the main fuse box on the engine bulkhead. Although this may look OK from the top the underneath can be rotting away due to position on bulkhead and failed weather seal. Replacing sorted most problems a few years ago - but things are shutting down again. Suspect ageing wiring looms. Have recently changed 8 year old (!) battery and experienced tickover idling problems after. Seems to cure itself after about 60 miles. Is this due to Engine Management System re-programming itself? This car runs beautifully on LPG also!