Affordable luxury; reliability
Styling - unless you like the trans-Atlantic look
The Scorpio succeeded the popular Granada as Ford’s executive flagship, with strengths of space, tough engineering and reasonable running costs. However, its design was controversial and, despite the sound mechanics under the bonnet, the new Americanised styling and controversial wide-mouthed grille, proved too much for UK buyers and signalled the beginning of the end.
The new design masked many improvements - including better handling and a more controlled ride. Shifting buying patterns in the executive car market eventually killed the Scorpio off.
What owners say about this car
Space in boot, space in back, loads and loads of gadgets, electric memory seats real handy, love... Read owner review
A superb motorway car, great cruiser, plenty of space for you, your passengers and luggage. Read owner review
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