1996 Ford Mondeo FLH 1.6 16v from Germany
Affordable, comfortable car well suited for long voyages
Dead battery - it was 8 years old, so not a fault of a car.
I got the car as a fine bargain in October 2004. After my Ford Ka it was feeling 1000 times better, much more comfortable and consuming only a very little bit more. The 1.6 engine was enough for cruising, but 90 hp was sometimes too little for a comfortable acceleration. The seats were reasonably comfortable, but in summer I was desperately missing the air conditioner. On the highway, speeds up to 160 kmh were OK, over 160 the vibrations were getting not too comfortable. Anyways, it was a very good car, affordable, comfortable and with reasonable performance. It was in top condition, without any rust or scratches.. I would have driven it for a few years longer, but a few weeks ago I have crashed it due to very icy road downhill. Repair cost proposal was higher then the price I have paid to buy the car, so I am selling it, and getting either the same Mondeo with air conditioner or a Scorpio.
The Ford service was just great, making me absolutely satisfied, its one of main reasons for me to stay with Ford.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th March, 2006