1995 Ford Mondeo LX 2.0 16V Zetec from Australia and New Zealand
A small European car without high insurance costs
Rough gear change when cold (feels like someone runing into the back of you).
Dash board backlight.
Engine management system shuts down the engine when it gets very cold, which is not nice when you are doing about 130km/h and you loose power steering and brakes (takes a long time to stop).
----Can't find the problem!----
Overall not a bad car if you live in a town that only has horse drawn carts because it has NO overtaking power.
Good handling making the car a lot of fun.
Small steering wheel giving it a sporty feel to the driver.
A very fast car on the freeway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th August, 2000
7th May 2003, 08:27
Sounds like you were sold a pup mate. A good 2.0 Mondeo while admittedly not the quickest thing on the planet, has plenty of overtaking power. Unless you're used to something quick of course. Your previous car being an X1/9, it would appear not.
You've either got a serious fault with the car (you admit the ECU is acting up), or you were sold a 1.6 with a different sticker on the plenum chamber. Believe it or not, this happens.