1995 Ford Mondeo GLX 2.0 Zetec from Australia and New Zealand
Mondeo, worth the bucks!
Squeaks when you change the gear to Drive.
Idling while engine is on was terrible.
Timing belt snapped and damaged the engine at around 168,400km (new engine got fitted in after that).
Oil and handbrake switch was not indicating when you start the engine (replaced the switches).
Air conditioning fuse was not working, but good thing there was a spare fuse, the back left joint on the suspension creates a loud noise when theres something rough on the road (the joint was replaced).
The engine sometimes shuts down at a red light or in traffic.
Radiator got hit at a bump in a mall parking (the bump was really big) and caused the radiator to start leaking.
This car is on top of the notch in the European Ford world. Reliability is spot on, comfort gives more room, yet it's really nice, Performance is excellent! A great car to spend time in. And perfect for a mid-size car fanatic or someone who's willing to spend on a worthwhile vehicle.
Doing crazy sharp corners in this car makes it a bull's eye turn, proving this car has the best handling, especially when there's an idiot on the road who is about to cause trouble, in either wet or dry conditions. The car is very smooth and is enjoyable to drive.
Overtaking or doing high speed on the road or on a highway, it seems powerful enough, but the manual seems to do much better power than the automatic transmission. A spot on car for families or as a group of 5 hanging out, or anything!
Cabin and boot is spacious, doing Sport mode on this car just makes you feel like a Schumacher. Air conditioning is very powerful, especially on hot days.
The only problem with the Mondeo is that: spare parts or repairs coss a lot here in Australia. But the rest, is spot on!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th July, 2008