1993 Ford Mondeo GLX 1.8 TD from UK and Ireland
Reliable, economical and comfortable
Bottom brace on the radiator snapped causing the radiator to drop in the middle by about 4", to my amazement it still didn't leak. A new radiator cost £120 and the skin off 3 knuckles when I tried to fit it!
Speedo cable snapped and cost about £40 to replace. An awkward job and I would recommend the main dealers to replace it for you.
Diesel pump seal perished causing slight leak £164 inclusive of new cam and power steering belts.
Front and rear suspension bushes are worn and causing the odd rattle, I've been quoted around £450 to replace! (i thought he was my friend)
The clutch is getting slightly heavy, but then again its done almost 90000miles.
I was going to say this was a cheap car to own,then I started writing this review!!
In all honesty I have been very impressed with this car and I'm considering buying a newer version.
Over the years this car has been slagged off by the motoring press, but I've yet to understand how you can test drive a Ferrari or Merc today and then give an honest review of the humble Mondeo TD tommorow.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2002