Written on: 18/09/2013
Best piece of advice is avoid this model like the plague. Just google Mondeo TDCI problems and scroll through the hundreds of posts. Case in point is my car. Had it since 19k miles now 77k and injectors and fuel pump kaput. Fsh and all Motorway miles. Repair would cost more than the car. Shame really as when they are running fine they are responsive and frugal. My advice stick to the germans and japanese. In the 1960's 77k miles and game over might be acceptable i think not. (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2012 by rickymathewson
HI I HAVE A FORD MONDEO ZETEC-S 2.0 LITRE TDCI AND WHEN I START IT UP THE CLUTCH PEDAL IS SHAKING AND WHEN PUSH ACCELERATION BLACK SMOKE COMES OUT THE EXHAUST I'VE BEEN TOLD IT MIGHT BE THE TURBO MIGHT NEED REPLACING JUST WANT TO NO WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2012
I love my Mondeo. I bought it used with one previous owner for £2000. It has been a company car (previous owner)and serviced regular. It runs like a dream and has more than enough power. Tows my 5 berth caravan no problem. No difference in comfort or performance between this and my 320 BMW 3 Series I had previously. I've had it for almost a year and expected a few issues with it considering it has just short of 200,000 miles on the clock. Replaced the Dual Mass Fly Wheel, Clutch, Starter... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2011 by TAGBCasper
2.0 TDCi 130 bhp Estate (55 plate). This is now my 3rd Mondeo Estate and I can't fault it, or the other 2 for that matter, althought the 1.8 auto was underpowered for the size of car so didn't keep it long. Had the car nearly 4 years now and the only problem I've had was the rear wiper motor gave up the ghost, managed to find replacement in breakers otherwise new motor would have cost £120 from Ford. Now just short of 67k miles and I am wondering when I'm going to get hit with the £800 for... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2011 by lazeyjack (1 review written)
I came to UK IN 08, needed a car Went to BCA auction. Saw a car come into the line,looked at the straightness, saw the cruise, 3 mins later I owned it . Before this I had never even heard of a Mondeo Upon starting it , it knocked, turned out was accessory belt tensioner i ignored thatfor 35,000 miles I drove all over Eu as far as Turkey i sat it on 110mph for one solid hour on a German Abahn Mostly though I cruised it at 60. I loved that car, was best car I have ever owned. I am 64 so I... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2011 by taxikeith
I have a 2007 mondeo 2.0 tdci as a cab its done 155000 miles with no big probs at the moment its very noisy may be timing chain or aux belt tensioners but its been good till now as with all diesels you must keep them serviced I change the oil every 6000 . I think the ford needs cleaners in the fuel to keep the injectors happy. My peugeot 406 @ 3000000 miles is still going well and quieter but the running gear on new peugeots is not up to the job so i got the ford .Time will tell need another... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2011
Just paying my dues since I read much of reviews like this one before making purchase of the car. FORD MONDEO is the best buy I have done so far. I owned 3 cars, Mondeo MK1, Citroen C5, and now this one (2.0 TDCI 130PSI) and drove numerous rentals in EU and USA. By far, this is the best car I owned. I made 25000 km last year, no problems, no issues. Full warranty on the car is must. I had to change left headlight (complete set) as it was fogging up. Warranty covered it and since then... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2011
I have driven the Ford Mondeo for the last 5 years, and now I am on my 3rd.
They have always been 2.0ltr TDCI`s. My last one an 07 plate has just completed 100060 miles, reliable all winter and never let me down, huge boot to keep all my search and recue gear, great heater, perfect heated front screen, never had to scrap the front or rear screen at all.
Now I have an 60 plate picked it up yesterday. I just hope this one will keep up with my last,which never let me down, only the garage RGR... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2011
got my tdci ghia 2 months ago good price paid for a car with lots going for it. was lucky most major works already done the car starts first time good mpg can fit all i need into it leather interior gives it that touch of luxury, cruise control and 6 disc player is a bonus on them long drives across the country to see my daughter overall fautless and would recommend one to anybody looking for a good family car with that little bit of an edge. (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2011
Ford have got the new Mondeo and the old shape 100% spot on. Fantastic car in the snow (just watch all the German junk struggle),always, always starts first time, great performance, superb slick gearbox, acres of space in front & back, bluetooth, cruise, HEATED FRONT SCREEN,just does what every good driver wants exceedingly well, congratulations to the Blue Badge guys great piece of engineering, get it serviced anywhere in world and you dont have to pay German prices. Come on you Fords!! (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2011
Had the new model for 2 months and the I got a engine fault it took 3 weeks to get fixed
Got it back today and it's running like a an old hackney cab.... Will need to go back to garage.
Written on: 02/12/2010
mondeo tdci ghia 130bhp overall i love this car 111000 miles and still dose 50+ to the gallon. The one problem I've had is last week it wouldn't start, as it was -8 outside i first went for a new battery, £59 lighter this didn't cure the starting problem, but would start on a bump, i enquired at my local garage, they said a new starter was needed. They had it for the morning, finding that it wasn't the starter.The car is now in blue bridge ford, and £224 pounds later it looks like the live... (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2010
£200 for a new starter with no gauantee unless i had a new dual mass clutch fitted. £800 for new cluch. If ford know about this problem. They should fix it for free. Just finished paying for car and its been towed back to garage. Ford stands for Forever Off RoaD. Do yourself a favour. Buy a Trabantz or a Lada. (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2010
Stay away from this heap of "^$&. its the worst car iv ever had the misfortune to own. iv spent more money on trying to keep it on the road than it cost to buy. 1st the turbo packed up. 2nd the hand brake locked up needing new lines, brakes and callipers, 3rd the stater motor and flywheel needed replacing. FORD YOU SHOULD HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME. i will never buy a ford again. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. DONT BUY THIS CAR (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2010
The Fuel injection for the Ford TDCI engine as fitted to the Zetec S 130 PS block IMHO is atrocious. The fuel pump bearings break up and require the pump to be replaced. This causes metal particles to get into the injectors and the whole rest of the fuel system through the fuel return line from the injectors. At £1000 to replace the pump and £392 per injector plus emoval and replacement of all contaminatedpipes and removal and flushing of the tank this is in my opinion , based puerly on... (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2010
mondeo 2.0L TDCI 130BHP zetec duratec engine
DMF needed fitting, starter motor, clutch, hydraulics and slave cylinder.
when i brought this car in march, i thought wow what a car, then all hell broke loose when things started to go wrong.
there was a massive wind noise from the N/s/R door which i cannot sort, ive got a new seal, fitted. the door has been adjusted, but still wind noise (so annoying)
idling the car was noisey, but when the clutch was depressed, the noise went away. not... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2010
I received one as a hire car, how anyone can rate this piece of junk as nice to drive is beyond me. The loud uncouth rattling engine with an uneven spread of power(gutless before the turbo comes in at 1500 revs and no top end) across the rev range is poor even by diesel standards. Interior is cheap looking, overly hard ride for a family saloon car. Its also big and ugly, why would anyone spend their own money on one of these? (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2010
I bought my Mondeo estate 12 months ago. It's my first car having friven 4wd until I couldn't afford the diesel to run them anymore! It's a fab car. Totally reliable, tows a dream. Easy to drive, good vision, smooth ride. Love it! (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2010 by MarionE (8 reviews written)
I bought my mondeo tdci 130 zetec second hand just over two years ago and I've had so many problems that I'm about to trade it in and will never buy another Ford.
Looking down the reviews I can see two other people have mentioned the fly wheel going - if you're thinking about buying one of these cars then search the mondeo forums for more info on this subject - it will make you think twice.
In the two years I've owned this car I've spent more on it than it cost to purchase in the first... (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2010
I have been driving company cars for over thirty years, I have driven vauxhall,French and German cars and I can honestly say the new mondeo is the best company vehicle I have driven and I liked my last Mondeo too.
The handling is great, the comfort is superb, the performance is just perfect for a TDCI 2.0 Ltr. During the extreme cold weather and snow conditions, the mondeo did not let me down. The styling is spot on and to this day, 2 years later I still turn around to take a second look... (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2010 by brianwayne (2 reviews written)
CONSIDERING ALL THE CAR HAS DONE EVERYTHING I ASKED OF IT
NO PROBLEMS ,AS USED BY POLICE
POSSIBLY THE BEST CAR I'LL EVER HAVE TO OWN AND THE CAR ALWAYS STARTS ON THE BUTTON THE C.D. ELECTRONICS ALL ARE O .K 100%
NEVER HAVE HAD ONE ONCE OF A PROBLEM
OIL,AIR,OIL CHANGE,IS A BREEZE,AND THE CAR PULLS LIKE A TRAIN.
THE CRUISE CONTROL WORKS PERFECTLY AND THE + AND - WORK TOO.
BEFORE I HAD A FOCUS AND THEY ARE EXCELLENT TOO BUT THE MONDEO GIVES YOU A RIDE LIKE A VERY EXPENSIVE MOTOR
FORD KNOW HOW... (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2009
had a few 2.0ltr diesel cars but the mondeo tdci zetec S is by far the best goes like s**t of a shovel (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2009
had the car now for 2 years and 30k, good performance,it hasnt let me down once. apart from the dual mass fly wheel, going at 100k. which was a £800 job, also bonnet catch needs to be greased regualy or that jams needing new grill and catch costing £200 in bits. apart from that cant fault it, managed 680miles in one day and on one tank of fuel. at 52mpg. sat at 75-85. (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2009
I have had a lot of new cars including merc's and most other brands. This new Mondeo TDCi is just superb. Incredibly well built and specified, love the blue tooth and human interface and am getting 6.7 litres per hundred average as I write this for mixed city and freeway use. I simply cannot fault it and my first service had zero defects.
This is a keeper! (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2009
Great car! looks the part and also has 5 doors! Brilliant. ford mondeo forever (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2009
I bought the Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 130 Zetec only 2 weeks ago to replace a 1997 1.8LX Mondeo as this was so comfortable and was my second mondeo. I wish I'd never bothered. The ride is excellent and the performace the same but the comfort is awful the lumber support even when turned to the lowest position is still hard, the seat back is hard, I'd be better on a garden bench! Don't touch these cars now if you have any sensativity in your backside as you won't have any in a few miles time. (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2009
my dads got a Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 130 Zetec it had 2 problems a starting problem and the bering gone (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2009 by Steve130 (1 review written)
2.0 tdci Ghia mondeo Estate, Awesome car ! 1 word ! "faultless"
Written on: 14/06/2009 by trucker46
love this Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 130 Zetec.97000 when bought, done now 153000, had it 3 years .I tow an avondale mendip 5 berth caravan tows no problem. (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2009
The Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 130 Zetec is Luxury and strongly built,gives a sense of power and refinement,noise stayes out of it,i also like the performance of engine as compared to is japanese rivals,cuz i think its much more powerful then the other of same engine size (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2009
The Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 130 Zetec is overall a good towing car we have a 4 birth caravan and it pulls it with ease even up hills would defently recamend if you have a caravan (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2009
Bought a ford Mondeo tdci 130 55 plate after having an excellent 2.0 litre petrol 51 plate that had 102000 on the clock ,what a mistake ! The car i bought was very noisy compared to a petrol and blew clouds of black smoke under acceleration ,eventually after various attemps to locate the problem the turbo failed,this was replaced under warrenty by ford but the black smoke problem returned within a month ,the car was by then out of the 3 year warrenty ,from what i have learnt from ford... (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2009 by dazmorland (1 review written)
I bought my 2003 2.0 TDCI Zetec on the 21/03/09 after a naughty HGV totalled my 1997 1.8 mondeo zetec on 19/03/09
I bought it privately. Machine silver, 1 previous owner, 55,000 miles full service history, new tyres, just had new discs and pads, the previous owner had fittedthe 2005 model rear light cluster fitted and chrome front grill. Looks and feels mint............ £2900 Bargain (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2009 by scfcdave
I bought a Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Estate in April 2003 and have done 102,000 almost trouble free miles - broke down once which was a crankshaft sensor but fitted quickly by Ford Main Dealer. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who likes a big car feel with driver and passenger comfort, excellent handling and great acceleration. Comfortable, roomy, good climate control and air con, great acceleration, 6-CD system, front heated windscreen (saves all that scraping on frosty winter... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2009 by Pizzaman (1 review written)
Nearly 50mpg and good performance. The Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 130 Zetec 5dr is a great family sized car. Reliable and being ford parts are cheap (and easy to obtain 2nd hand). Diesel engines go on forever. Lots of them about (but not as many as 3 series BMW's) (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2009 by theberengersniper (2 reviews written)
- 130bhp engine is strong and powerful.
- Comfortable and roomy, even with children in the back.
- Boot is enormous.
- Very good looking in Zetec S spec. Looking at my 53 Zetec S 2.0 TDCi as a whole i'm very pleased with it. I enjoy driving it and it handles well. It's very comfortable and quiet on the motorway although it has had many expensive problems.
My car was bought second hand and had been used for towing before I bought it. As a result I would strenuously advise that you avoid an... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2009
Great handling for a big estate, it's my third Mondeo now and they never let me down. £ for £ the best family car about you can't go wrong with the 2.0 tdci 130. Cheaper than its rivals more reliable and less complicated. (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2008 by davybhoy6703
The Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi is almost as fast as the 330ci auto. The best 2 litre on the road diesel wise is the passat tdi Just bought ,love it ,previous car was a 52 focus which is another brilliant car that's done me proud. Just to let you all know that the 2 litre version is actually a Jaguar. Same engine, box and sub chasis just a different body and runnin gear (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2008 by andrew76 (1 review written)
I've just bought a Ford Mondeo Zetec 20 tdci on a 02 plate with 62000 miles on it, it has got the st bumpers and 18 inc alloys looks great and drives great. But I find the diesel engine a bit noisy and takes for ever to warm up but have coming from a v6 4x4 maybe it ' s just me thinking it ' s noisy. It cost me £64.00 to fill up which is a lot comparing the 4x4, lets see how long this will last on a full tank, but above all I'm quite happy at the moment.
As this is my first ford diesel I... (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2008 by scottlacey (1 review written)
An excellent choice of car, I traded in my ST170 against this car, the acceleration between gears is comparable but the fuel economy is twice as efficient. (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2008 by muzzrat (18 reviews written)
I now own my second Ford Mondeo, the first was a 51 plate 2.0L petrol which was great to drive but a little juicy. The second is an 06 plate diesel which I absolutely love, the car handles superbly and is very economical, I recently had 57+ miles to a gallon from it with the cruise and climate control running. As for space my Mondeo comfortably accommodates two adults, two kids, a dog and still has space for luggage. My only niggle with the car is the increased front tyre wear due to the... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2008
A dream to drive slightly heavier feel on the steering from my previous Audi A4 but boy is there a difference in value lol! Beats a lot of cars hands down in speed and performance with economy! Very well built keep it up FORD! (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2007 by TerryWife staggs (2 reviews written)
I purchased a Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi ZETEC car from Brunels of Bristol whose salesmen went the extra mile & made me feel very important; they were really great! & simplified all the difficulties with the paperwork from start to finsh, I drove away in my used Mondeo (2,years old) within a week should any of the Brunel staff read this I just would like to say thank-you!
My Mondeo is on a 55 plate & overall is a faultless car! me & my wife love it...when we are out we feel special! it is a... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2007 by rodthedodge
Engine after 60k has become very noisy on tickover which is poss auxillary belt tensioners, but this does not detract from a 2500mile trip at 90mph returning 54 mpg fully loaded and not a drop of oil used, this car gets an oil change every 6k with fresh filters. Not bad eh! (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2007 by TerryWife staggs (2 reviews written)
Great on fuel economy approx 35-40 miles to the Gallon on a run. Stereo on a steering wheel, driver assisted computer loads of little extras being the Zetec new name for Ghia..
Also instead of the overhead Cam-Belt being changed at 60,000k the Diesel has a Cam-Chain good for 120,000k (Wow!)
A serious contender against the m.p.v. which has robbed IMHO The Mondeo however you can't keep a good hidden I believe this car with it's never ending updaes is a winner!
I am highly delighted & very... (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2007 by rayg2910 (2 reviews written)
Probably the most reliable car I have owned. It doesn't use any oil or water and the temp gauge never goes above the middle mark, even when stuck in traffic for long periods.
A good all rounder and fantastic value for money if you get one at the right price.
This will go on forever without missing a beat. (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2007 by philyateshotmailcom (1 review written)
Overall this car is the best I've had. A large comfortable hatch, with lots of torque. I can get about 42 mpg even though I drive it hard, I've done 21,000 miles, and unlike some modern diesels, I've never had a breakdown, or any warning lights on the dash, very reliable so far. The Ford dealership in Batley, West Yorkshire are second to none. (read more)
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