1995 Ford Mondeo LX 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand


Good When Everything Works


Lost second gear while driving on highway. Still haven't found it.

Gears ratio's now all over the place, and top speed limited also.

Clutch inside air conditioning compressor.

Front lower control arm suspension bushes.

Remote Central-locking/alarm failure.

Left rear wheel bearing. Not major.

General Comments:

Acceleration, handling, power and economy were all very good until gearbox failure as mentioned above. Petrol usage has now risen by about 20%, and overdrive now limited as it has to cut in so early to cover lost gear. Therefore Revs a lot higher than before, especially over 90Km/Hour.

The Remote Central-locking/alarm failure has caused me a lot of trouble over the past few months. One night it decided not to unlock my car, or turn off the alarm. Hasn't worked since, and am currently driving car without alarm engaged, and am back to opening doors with a key!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th November, 2004

1995 Ford Mondeo LX 1.6 from UK and Ireland


OK, but wouldn't buy another


Miss fire - cured with expensive leads and plugs.

Front suspension bushes - last about 1 year of average driving.

Dead locks have never worked.

Oil warning light does not work apart from a dull glow at switching off.

Engine does not always switch off even with the key removed.

Alarm has never worked.

Car bottoms out very easily on humps with every other car I have owned would clear.

Constant coolant loss with no sign of where.

Poor heater - even with thermostat changed.

Costs about £300 every MOT to date.

Clutch is now on way out.

General Comments:

Handling is OK.

Good on fuel for car of size.

Very under powered.

"Egg shell" like bumpers.

Wouldn't buy another Mondeo Mk1.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd October, 2004

1995 Ford Mondeo CLX Clipper 1.8 TD from Belgium


Very good stable car!


My Airco went down when I bought.

I am losing a couple of hundreds of RPM when I turn on my Airco.

Normally I make +-900RPM, but when I turn on my Airco I get +-700rpm which is too low if you want to start driving.

I got powerloss.

Sometimes, my door blocks too and I have to close it again, but a little harder then normally.

General Comments:

I was very happy with this car despite the few malfunctions.

It's very stable in corners and that gives you a safe feeling.

My next car is also a Mondeo, but not a Clipper as this is too big for 1 person.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2003

1995 Ford Mondeo LX 1.8 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


A Cheap and comfortable car


The normal mondeo pull to left problem replaced tires and balanced sorted.

Replaced timing belt 169,000 miles.

Nut on the sump fused, new sump breakers.

Seem to go through tires quickly.

General Comments:

Not many problems, bought car for 800 quid, starts first time every time, does 0 - 60 in 11/12 seconds and average mpg 42, I am a student and I travel about 150 miles a week, this is my first car. General running costs cheap as a happy meal, seats me & friend's v.comfortably, and can sit at 80mph all day. I am 18 and Insurance 2x the car not bad.

Though if this car did not have a turbo it would be as slow as a milk float I think. Pull off with over 2000 revs no problems, under 2000 it can't decide what to do, then up to 4500 revs and a big bag of noise. The turbo kicks in about 2500 revs noticeably, been told it starts at 1500 revs by ford.

Replaced ford stereo as it gave up so replaced with Sony, made many interior mods example: rear courtesy light, one-touch down/up windows x4, rear electric windows, foot-well lights x4, electric sunroof, list goes on and these are cheap & easy mods (breakers).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2003

1995 Ford Mondeo Verona 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland


Great value for money


Rain water entered passenger side foot-well due to poor seal on pollen filter.

Several rattles have developed from loose trim such as plastic fittings in the boot and from within the dashboard.

Noisy power steering motor.

General Comments:

Quiet, smooth and economical engine.

Roomy, comfortable interior let down by build quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2003