1996 Ford Mondeo LX 1.8 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Basic but reliable
Nothing at all.
The addition of the heated windscreen on the LX was handy, but otherwise this car didn't feel in the same class at other MK1 Mondeos I've owned.
The cheap cloth materials used in the interior seemed such a contrast to the Velour used in Ghia models, and somehow the overall effect conspired to make it look and feel nasty. The seats weren't nearly as comfortable either, lacking lumbar support and feeling quite flat and, well, cheap.
I never grew to love it like my other Mondeos, but it did everything I asked of it without any problem at all, so it wasn't a bad old thing really.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2009