1973 IHC Scout II Reviews

1973 IHC Scout II 304 gas from North America

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 304 gas Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles

Summary:

Best Built Truck Ever

Faults:

Alternator needed replaced.

Needed rewired because of previous owner's lousy rewiring job.

General Comments:

This Scout is the best car I ever owned.

It has never let me down or stranded me.

It goes off road very well and takes me anywhere I want to go.

The 304 V8 is very powerful.

Overall an extremely well built reliable truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2004

11th Apr 2007, 10:00

My husband and I have just made a two hour drive to purchase a 1972 Scout that has been owned by the same person for 34 of its 35 years. This man must not have known the treasure that he had because we only paid $1,000.00 for it. The engine is in great shape and it runs like a dream. We also didn't think much about driveing it back the two hours. For fun or the family this is one SUV that will always be a winner.

6th Jun 2007, 04:30

Just got my 72 scout today DREAM COME TRUE...

9th Nov 2007, 11:45

I just bought a '72 yesterday for a grand in Santa Monica Ca, and like the previous comment, it's a dream come true.

1973 IHC Scout II 304 from North America

Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 304 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired280000 miles
Most recent distance312000 miles

Summary:

Awesome deal

Faults:

I did a complete rebuild of the car. The only thing wrong with this car was the body rust. Everything else was in great condition and didn't even need replaced.

General Comments:

This car is unstoppable. They are very easy to work on, but you never have to!

Eats gas like it is going out of style (10-12 mpg) but for something that starts every time without fail, it is kind of worth the cost.

I own two other Scout II as well and we beat the heck out of them (roll, bottom out, wreck, etc.) They simply laugh and ask for more. Can you think of any other car that you can roll will listening to your favorite radio station? They even have vinyl seats baby yeah!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th December, 2002

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews