Written on: 24/12/2013
I have owned this car for 8 years now and its covered 170,000 miles, of which I'm responsible for about 110K. Generally has been a very reliable car, especially as its towed our caravan all over the place with no complaints. Economical for a big car. Interior is hard wearing, with no wear on the seats at all. Heated front screen is BRILLIANT - Well done Ford! Now the downside - Has broken every coil spring at some time or other. Drop links have been changed at least 3 times, new fuel pump... (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2010
Got my mondeo LX TDDI 115bhp estate in 2004 with 90000 miles on the clock, as a market trader whom sells jam i needed to be able to put my market stall and around a ton of jars of jam every weekend, and used it as a work horse through the week. Best van i have ever had. it has 180000 miles on it now and it is giving up i think, during this time it has had 2 front springs and shocker, offside drive shaft, 2 track rod ends 1 either side, fuel pump. the solinoid has just gone on the starter so... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2010 by RichieZA77 (1 review written)
Bought my 2001 Y-reg 2.0 TDDi LX estate for £750 with 181,000 miles on the clock. It came with an extensive history being an ex-company car and has had in it's past a new turbo, ECU, clutch etc (as expected over such mileage). Items that have failed are a rear caliper (sticking) and handbrake is faulty. Door release cable snapped but cost £4 and 5 minutes to fix. Sailed through MOT needing front tyres and front exhuast pipe.
Absolutely adore this car. Very nippy, comfy, vast amounts of room,... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2010
i bought the car and and didnt realise about the fly wheel so after buying the car bought a new starter then was told about the fly wheel which shortly went so replaced it and then staled after aa looked they told me fuel pump and someone else told me air pump so gonna change that first (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2010
These mondeo's are a very good car cheap to run and great for a family having loads of space and a very large boot. Not a lot goes wrong with them the main problems with them are as follows, Handbrake cables seize, Rear brake calipers seize, Rear subframe bush's ware, and most commom is clutch failures, the reason for this is that the duel mass flywheel is not strong enough and wares also causing the starters to fail, but this is easily rectified by having a solid flywheel fitted, on average... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2009
My first Ford and I got the GhiaX 52 plate Mondeo with (130bhp). An wonderful car that has ran like a dream! Bought with 97000 on clock and full history, done 112000 now and still feels like new. If I had one complaint it would be tyre wear but that may be my fault so no knock down in score. The interior feels high quality, the trims feel well put together and the leather never seems to wear. Lots of space in boot (golf clubs sideways :-)) and with the seats down a full length wardrobe from... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2009 by willshaw24 (1 review written)
Cost me £450, yes thats right £450 for a 1 owner 2.0 tddi. Ive now covered 3000 miles since i bought it 2 months ago so now she has 223000miles. Runs perfect, blanked off egr valve which improved flat spots and releases power. All in all a lovely car at a lovely price. (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2009
Cant really fault the car, its a 2001 LX TTDI estate,Brought with 49000 in 2008 now done 68000 nov 2009, had the normal problems you get with any car, that never broke down, pretty good average 47mpg great on motorways, looks like it was well looked after before i brought it so im real lucky, a reliable car front heated windowscreen is a god send, holds the road really well, massive boot space, comfatable ride nice sound system as well, if you look after these and keep them well serviced... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2009 by keretakulawa (1 review written)
Have been driving Japanese car all my life and wanted a change for once an bought a brand new Ford Mondeo Estate (2003). In terms of comfort, you can beat the mondeo. Mine is fully serviced by the dealer throughout these years hoping to keep it until it reaches its 20th B'day ... wishful thinking ... now I know.
2005 (43 000 km)- The crankshaft pully failed. Since Mondeo are designed for cold countries (mine is hot), the design of the pully was rubbish for this country. Got it changed to a... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2009 by saemi (2 reviews written)
leased a brand new 2009 ford mondeo for 2 months. clutch failed and ford blames me for failure. 1100 pounds bill, DO NOT BUY A FORD MONDEO (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2009 by wakaday (2 reviews written)
This is my second review of the Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDDi 115 LX 5dr nd fair to say it nearly went when had issues and now glad it didn't. Ticked past the 190,000 mark today and has few probs, turbo whistles, clutch is dead, abs likes to go skits, my dodgy rims nd tyres keep going flat, suspension and bushes have been diagnosed as worn, handbrakes kinda faded and I still wanna keep it i like it that much. I used 5 series bmw for a month and day to day the mondeos better.
It just laps up the abuse... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2009
Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDDi 115 LX 5dr is very cheap to run, low cost servicing. Lovely handling and performance.
Well laid out interior. Comfortable driving position. Safety features (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2008
Love this car to bits its my baby I have the 2lt tddi 115 but have tweked it to give me 125bhp and I still get 50mpg but I can get it down to 15mpg so be careful if you modify any of it but very happy with trim. Cheap tax 145 12 months.
But the beast thing is when some stubid boy racer pulls up next to you and you leave him standing and all you can do is giggle. (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2008
Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDDi 115 LX saloon I've had this car as a taxi and done over 250000 mls the best taxi I've had. Never spent money until 200000 then started to cost me money still drives well. Now turbo has started to whine but I'm away to replace with exchange one. I would recomend anyone to buy this car with 100000 mls or less on it all in all good car. (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2008
This Ford Mondeo is one of the better motors I've bought just don't try make a quick getaway in it you put your foot down it thinks for a second or two then she pulls away steadily - good top end. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2008
Not bad could be better - sort out the clutch and fly wheel, Ford! Knocking from rear of car replaced anti-roll bar bushes stopped for a while then started a week later brakes are like chocolate buttons. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2008 by wakaday (2 reviews written)
I got the estate version of the Ford Mondeo, which was a family car for about 3 years the I got it recently as my first car. And must say, I € m impressed. I've found if you drive like a cabby it's pretty gd on the juice but in my first week it did drink it, worked out it did 26mpg but now getting around 50mpg so all good. Mines done over 175,000 and still runs fine, really grips well if you chuck it about and engine doesn't get upset if you do give it some abuse now and again. All in all... (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2008 by slbrook (3 reviews written)
I had one of these. The dual mass clutch fell apart after 6 months. Ccar never really ran right as it spluttered all the time. Eventually after 75Kmiles the diesel pump packed in taking the whole fuel system with it. Serious expense. 3 months out of warranty after having full Ford service. Ford warranty didn't want to know. Will never, ever buy a Ford again. (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2008 by paullear (1 review written)
I've driven 175000 miles in my '01 tdci Ford Mondeo; it € s a great car to drive, pulls like a train out of roundabouts and handles ridiculously easily. It € s comfy for five adults and loads of luggage, it € s quite economical, but not staggeringly so. It has been cheap-ish to run; I did about the same mileage on a Mk2 1.8TD Mondeo which was REALLY cheap to run! I've had a few probs, but nothing major yet. The repairs so far are as follows: Handbrake cable - handbrake would stick on... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2008
Great car love it, sharp handling the ride is a bit hard but still somehow is very comfy even after a long dive.
Drive it correctly it will do 55 60 mpg on a run while still retaining 40 mpg around town. But being a 16v engine drive it hard and the mpg will drop to 30 ish around town.
If you want a good family car the Mondeo is a good drivers choice! (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2008 by johnwty (1 review written)
I love driving this car, and with over 50mpg on a run its very cheap motoring. Yes it does go wrong, but being a Ford parts are quite cheap compare to a BMW say.
Although the engine is quite nosiey compare to the tdci its still good, and it holds the speed on the motorways easy.
The only thing i don't like is the clutch, its very odd and takes ages to get use to.
Overall thumbs up!!!
Written on: 05/12/2007 by Burnsy (1 review written)
I bought a 2002 (52 plate) Mondeo TDDI LX 115bhp in august 2005. It had 40000 miles on the clock at this time. Since then I've done over 35,000 miles. These have been mainly commuting in and around Glasgow but have also included numerous trips into the Scottish Highlands on demanding A and B roads and a couple of holidays to the French Alps. (around 3000 miles in 2 weeks).
During this time the only major repair was the rear wheel bearing which needed replaced (200 to repair and at... (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2007 by angelam9 (1 review written)
AT 100,000 kms blew first clutch and flywheel, Cost 2,250 NZ$, over last 14 months blew 2 more ( 3 IN TOTAL ), No one can tell me why. Too costly to repair, clutch and flywheel cost > 1,500 plus labour, has now failed 3 X I will never buy another ford. (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2007 by maesderw (1 review written)
I bought the Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDDi 115 LX 5dr car with 16K on the clock as a towing vehicle but after about 1200 miles of towing over the last 17 months, the clutch is almost shot and not apparently covered by the warranty. Although the car is recommended by various caravan magazines as an ideal tower, the main dealers I visited reckon that any such use will damage the clutch and invalidate any potential claim under warranty. Told by them if I tow a caravan again the clutch will fail. Also... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2007 by jeff122 (1 review written)
I did 70,000 miles in this as a company car. The engine was great and it was a good car to drive.
It had been back to the main dealers TWICE by the time it had done 120 miles due to central locking problems. It would either not lock or unlocks by itself. Plus all the windows stuck open. This was NEVER resolved. I could return to the car having locked it to find it unlocked, occasionally with all the windows open too. This might not happen for about 3 months, then it could happen 3 or 4 times... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2007 by darren115 (1 review written)
I have owned this car for around 3 years now and bought it with 85K on the clock and the only thing that has needed to be changed is the rear subframe bushes after a year, recently a front coil spring and top suspension bearing. It never fails to start, and never complains or struggles when the boot is full to busting, with the rear seats down it offers a massive load carrying space.
It has surprised more expensive powerful cars on several occasions.
If I was to swop it, it would be for... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2006 by oreillyd (1 review written)
Don't buy a Ford Mondeo. The flywheel and clutch went at 60,000 miles. The car was regularly serviced at 12,500 mile intervals and was just out of warranty by 4 months. I asked Ford to make a goodwill payment to 'help' with the repairs but they refused. I believe from looking at the internet that this is a known fault so buyer beware and don't expect any understanding from Ford. (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2006 by peterswansea (1 review written)
I'll never ever buy another Ford Mondeo, Skoda are far better.I've owned over 20 Fords since my Capri days and during my 25 years as a taxi driver have I ever bought such a load of rubish ever!
Car has had 3 clutches, 1 fuel pump, 1 rear pump, 1 set of injectors £800!, 3 starter motors, 1 alternator. I actually spent from Jan 04 to Dec 04 over £4,200. The car is on 146,000 which for a taxi of 4 years is low!!! My old transit had 34,500 miles when I sold it still going strong second hand... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2005 by simmo 3 (1 review written)
The Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDDi 115 LX 5dr is a nice car to drive i bought it in 2003 brand new and the only problem i've had is the clutch and flywheel at 70,000 miles. I am on my third one now and no one can find the cause of the problem. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2004 by milemuncher (1 review written)
Overall the Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDDi 115 LX 5dr is a good Family Car which hasn't actually gone wrong/broke down in 12 months hard use, it is quite comfortable but could do with even more power. Ford could improve minor items, an ignition off power socket would be usefull, also changing the main beam/flasher arangement, the cruise control with its non illuminated controls is useless at night and I dont think we need a heated front screen - auto wipers/dipping rear mirror would be better. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2004 by goldring (1 review written)
The 'Ford' batch used to be reason enough for me to simply avoid all their cars, as they always appeared to be below average and cheap. However, I have changed my mind when I bought a Focus Zetech in 2001 as this car managed to change my entire attitude about this manufacturer.
This car most certainly impresses with its performance and outstanding road handling. It 'grows' on you very quickly and leaves you feeling very save, indeed. The ride is sporty and yet comfortable. It leaves... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2003 by ndixon (1 review written)
Bought this privately from the in-laws, who now have the same model with a TDCI engine.
At 2 years old with 25,000 miles it's had no faults apart from the air-recirculation switch apparently not working. Mechanically everything is sound.
The engine is harsh and noisy, but no more so than modern VW engines. It's also surprisingly quick, considering the weight of the car.
It is prone to stalling when moving off, requiring the sort of throttle-poking clutch-slipping driving style normally... (read more)
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