2004 Ford Mondeo TDDi 2.0 turbo diesel


Workhorse (mule)


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...

General Comments:

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

1996 Ford Mondeo 1.8 16v petrol


Very reliable, calm, beautiful and roomy sedan


Switch for lights on-off on armature panel burned out. Replacing at unofficial dealer cost 20 EUR.

Windows washers became swollen up. Replacing with originals cost 30 EUR per every washer (common Mondeo Mk1/Mk2 problem).

Rust around gas tank (common Mondeo Mk1/Mk2 problem).

General Comments:

Despite quite a lot of kilometers until now, nothing was going wrong with this car despite the light switch.

Car drives really calm and quiet. Engine also loves low-revs. Because it has a lot of space in, it is like a mobile living room.

Car handles beautifully, despite a little bit too soft suspension.

A lot of room in the front, back, and the luggage compartment.

Electronic is very reliable, only the airbag sensor sometimes fails. If that happens you must only check a contact under the seats.

Car is beautiful on the outside also.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2008

1998 Ford Mondeo Tourer 1.8 turbo diesel


A loyal and pleasant automobile for low money


From the previous owner I have been told that the following had been done in recent years.

Starter motor renewed.

Alternator renewed.

AC pipes had a leak and needed a fix.

Exhaust pipe broke and was welded.

Some minor suspension work.

The driver`s seat back support broke on one side and was fixed with welding.

The driver`s seat electric height adjustment failed.

Some rust visible on wheel arches and boot door.

Bumpers are made of super crappy plastic so be sure to never bump into anything or bring duct tape with you.

Other than that normal wear and tear.

General Comments:

Noise insulation and build quality is adequate, but not as good as it`s German rivals like VW Passat or Audi A4. Also a few niggles, but normal for a 9 year old car.

The seats are not GHIA, but also offer good support and are comfortable. The interior is spacious and can seat five adults comfortably. It`s a pleasant place to be in, feel nice and secure.

The ride is soft and comfy, the brakes are good. It is enough responsive and communicative during drive, but when driving it is more of a sofa than a sports car. But feelings can be deceiving, because with this Mondeo I can take turns at speeds with which it would not dare with many smaller cars. It does feel crazy going fast through curves with a family van, but it sticks to the road like glue although it does feel quite scary.

The engine is old by design, 4 cylinder 8 valves and BOSCH fuel pump. The turbo wakes up at around 1900rpm and beyond that it does pull, but nothing exhilirating. Typical diesel sound, but not disturbing when inside the car. It consumes around 7 litres of fuel per 100km or 40mpg if you prefer and it does it at 150kmh (95mph).

It`s cheap and a very decent, reliable car that can be made beautiful with nice rims. If buying make sure that you get a good one, there are plenty about.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2007

1994 Ford Mondeo Ghia Estate 2.0


Very good price to car ratio:)


Alternator broke, got it renewed for $50.

Sometimes failed to star, it was an electrical error, cost $25 to repair.

The middle console where the hand-rest is had some play, fixed it myself.

Rear stabilizer on the spring, $40.

Power window switch did not work. Fixed it myself with some contact spray.

Steering had too much play.

Minor electrical gremlins.

Thermostat and new coolant, $50.

Warped front brake disks, they can easily warp when overheated, $80.

Rear bumper broken because my brother drove it and he can`t park very good:), $150.

Other than that there were oxygen sensor, oil, exhaust, tires and everything usual with cars.

General Comments:

A comfortable and spacious car that you can get for zero money, get one that has been looked well after and you`ll be happy with it.

Feeling of safety in the cabin, full of spaces to put stuff there, ergonomic and good looking interior.

Mine was very well equipped, additional reading lights and lighted lipstick mirrors, even front windshield glass has heating, power seats, excellent air conditioning and a lot more practical gadgets.

Very good handling for a family caravan, engine pulls hard beyond 4000rpm.

Needs extra caution when parking, the rear and front bumpers are made of a fragile plastic that can break easily.

Fuel consumption can vary a lot. For fuel efficiency you need a very light foot, urban driving to 2500rpm and then switching to a higher gear. Optimal speed for highway cruising is around 150-160 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour), this way it consumes around 8 liters per 100 kilometers, 35mpg if you prefer.

A broken exhaust manifold along with a failing oxygen sensor can make it a gas guzzler.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2005