1995 Ford Mondeo GLX 2.0i Zetec from Australia and New Zealand
If you find a good example, keep it
Head gasket issues/block cracked - I presume because of incorrect coolant and engine oil specs. Mechanics have no clue how to maintain (older) foreign cars in Australia.
There is an overheating issue after longer drives - suspect either a sensor or thermostat fails to switch the fan on time.
Noisy on rough roads - gravel.
Clutch and gearbox tend to be 'disobedient'.
Tacho few times failed to work on start up.
Clogged injectors from bad fuel - use premium if possible.
Decent quality for price.
Good performance (manual), low fuel consumption.
Maintenance is key - many drivers don't even change the oil nor service their cars on time, thus leading too bad rep of vehicle models.
Overtakes on highway like a Formula 1.
Electrics still working.
Top speed 205 km/h (tested).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st March, 2009