3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Ford Scorpio Saloon (95-99) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £17,520 - £28,300
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £280
Insurance group 25 - 32 How much is it to insure?


Affordable luxury; reliability


Styling - unless you like the trans-Atlantic look

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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.