1997 Ford Scorpio Ghia X Estate 2.3 petrol from UK and Ireland
A good work horse, but disappointing repair bills
Clutch required replacing at 73,000 miles that cost £300.
Completely new air-conditioning unit needed at 75,000 miles with a price tag of over £500.
Rust appearing on drivers door, wheel arches and tail-gate.
Annoying squeaks from the roof lining.
Steering wheel wobbles at speed which balancing and tracking will not cure.
Pleasing acceleration even with a full load.
Achieve up to 32 mpg (on a run) that I consider to be good for a car of this size.
Amazing load space (managed to fit a small flat packed shed in with the rear seats down!)
Very comfortable although drivers seat tends to work itself loose.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th March, 2003