2004 Ford Mondeo TDDi 2.0 turbo diesel
The mechanism for lifting the driver's seat is broken. Motor works though...
The shader on the driver's side snapped; had to be replaced.
Rear brake calipers had to be replaced at 180k KM.
Rear suspension had to be replaced at 190k KM.
Plastic things are falling off everywhere; the air shafts are, especially in the back of the car, in the luggage compartment.
Wear and tear is quite a problem.
Spare parts are expensive like hell...
Upon buying the car, I did not comprehend that 90HP is not enough power for this car, so I had it chip tuned up to 110, and now it's bearable.
The engine is without the plastic cover, so the noise outside and inside is very loud, but you get used to that. I compete with my neighbour's tractor.
Generally the car fits my needs, since it's very big, and the engine has not let me down, so I'm keeping it for some time still. It does require regular service intervals, or things will get out of hand.
Otherwise, the driving experience is satisfying.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st August, 2012