1974 IHC Scout II Reviews

1974 IHC Scout II 256 cubic inch straight-6 from North America

Model year1974
Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership1974
Most recent year of ownership1976
Engine and transmission 256 cubic inch straight-6 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Vega

Summary:

Bring back the Scout II with a modern engine!

Faults:

Warranty replacement of alternator.

Recall for a front suspension modification to fix an occasional feedback hopping.

General Comments:

I loved our Scout II! They just don't make them like that anymore. Clean, functional, no-nonsense, form-following-function design. It sat 5 comfortably and 6 in a pinch. Plenty of cargo room. The reason we didn't keep it longer was that we didn't notice one of the items on the equipment list: a 4.54 axle ratio! Thank goodness for the 55 mph speed limit because 65 mph was completely wrapped out. Consequently the thing drank gas. It was a great vehicle, but the stump puller axle ratio wasn't what we needed for traveling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2007

1974 IHC Scout II 345 from North America

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 345 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

This is a REAL 4X4

Faults:

Nothing, runs very well for being 26 years old.

General Comments:

The number one problem with Scouts is the rusting out problem.. Fortunately mine came originally from Nevada, and now in Southern Oregon. Rust is minimal and body and frame are solid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2000

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews