Bought the car in June 1999, a pre registered model from a Ford dealer for £11k. Now sold to my aunt and it's still going strong with about 85k on it.
This red mondeo was definitely the best value car purchase I ever made! - It was reliable, solid, never failed to start, and the only faults in 8 years were rear brake caliper pistons (when about a year old) which cost about £50 to fix, and ignition coil (at about 7 years old) which cost £250 to fix.
The car still feels good to drive now and there are no obvious bodywork/trim faults or rattles.
Excellent handling, compared to my new Mondeo (latest version) it feels closer to the road and 'nippier', probably due to it's smaller size and lower weight. The ride is a little harsh by modern standards.
Mondeo Mk1/2s are obviously old cars now but take time to find one that's been serviced properly and looked after and it's an excellent bargain buy. In it's day it was the best in class, the only other car that came close was the 405/6.
I have had five mondeos three petrol and two diesel all are very reliable but I prefer the petrol because the performance is great the handling is very good the running costs second to none .The maintainance costs are very low as with the labour.I'm heavily into modifying so you can guess that the current mondeo I drive is a 18 16v 5dr hatchback of which I've done a bit of work to. It would take some convincing for me to part with her as she is a 1994 mk1 5dr hatchback that has been looked after very well with 62,000 miles on her .All in all a great alround car.
I've had the 2.0 GhiaX for three years. It is one of the best cars that I have ever owned.
Even the AA praised the EMS as being far more advanced than the Jap cars of its time. It's quite cheap to run and I've no breakdown issues. The only problem I had was leaking power steering. I had just left the garage to book it in for repair and 15 minutes later I was calling them to pick it up after I wrote it off in a collision.
I also thought that this was quite a powerful car until one day I followed a slightly newer Mondeo diesel with the common rail engine. I had to thrash the car to try and keep up.
Good, comfortable and affordable car, nice to drive. Give me a Ford over a Vauxhall any day!
I have owned my 1998 Ford Mondeo 1.8 Lxi for 5 years now, its that time again when i want to buy another car. I bought the car in 2002 with 40K on the clock for £7995 and the car has been reliable, efficent and i am very pleased with it . I have done 100K within the 5 years ive owned it.
The good points-
Cheap to run, reliable, smooth engine and gear change . Also trouble free motoring.
Within the 3 years of owning the car, gearbox went bad and cost £1500 for a new gearbox. Also a oil leak occurs ,after driven on very long journeys.
I just been proud with my Mondeo,and may buy another qualty Ford Car in the forthcoming future. My next will not be a Ford, because ive had too many and getting bored!! I am willing to buy a 2002/2003 BMW 318i or a 2002/2003BMW 520i. I am not a car snob, im a down to earth guy, who loves different and all sorts of cars, as long as their reliable , tough and efficent.
Thank you Ford from a very happy Ford Customer!!!
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