1988 Merkur Scorpio 4 door sedan from North America - Comments

1st Aug 2003, 19:39

My niece just got her license and I promised her that I would find her a good car to get her around, well I looked and looked and could not find one that would suit her, I then looked down a road I hardly ever go and there she was, just sitting there with two tires flat.

The inside was full of mud and such, but I saw potential in it, I didn't ever know about the Scorpio except it was German or something, well I was impressed with this 88, man it was so above its time, sure it needs some work, but not a lot, besides I only had to give 100 for it and I drove it home. niece is concerned about her image, well the gang is going to love her in this car.

Rides like its on rails.

5th Dec 2008, 20:21

I had an 89 Scorpio and the only problem I had was overheating, and when I lost my key could not get it replaced. Other than that, I loved it and I kick my butt everyday for selling it. I wish I had it back too. I read this page and at the beginning I thought this person can't possibly be talking about a Scorpio. GREAT CAR.

30th Oct 2010, 19:43

I have 4 Scorpios, 2 of which I drive, and I love them! Although problems I have run into were overheating and especially bad transmission problems!! The front pump seal will go bad and all the tranny fluid will leak out. I assume this may have something to do with the exhaust routing and the tranny getting too hot.

As far as finding parts goes, everything has been Ford parts so far, with exception to the coupler doughnut that connects the tranny to the drive shaft.

Remember, these cars are over 20 years old, and like any other vehicle, if not well maintained, they will simply wear out.

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