1996 Ford Mondeo Ghia x 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland
A lot of car for what you pay
On board computer no longer visible 50,000 miles.
Air conditioning intake causes rainwater to fill the passenger side foot well, this is a common fault that you can easily fix yourself with any rubber based sealant.
The petrol/water mixer broke 58,000 miles.
The rubber seals around the doors and windows have just started to let in water 68,000 miles.
After two bad Fords I always said I would never buy another one, however this one sort of fell into my lap and I'm sort of glad it did.
The heated seats are brilliant in the winter especially if you like driving with the window open or if you suffer from a bad back.
The performance is pretty good for what is at the end of the day a family car, realistically its to heavy to ever be rocket like, but it does "go " abit when you want to.
Lots and lots of extras in this car most of which you never use, like, cruise control, the roads are just to congested, but as I look around now for another car I look around and find one I like and so far spec wise nothing comes near this Ghia x.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th May, 2003
Well why don't you go for a mk2 Ghia X? I've a 98R, could pick that up for under £4k now. I often wonder what I could get in future and can't think of anything that comes close for the money!
And cruise control is really useful if you live near quiet motorways, couldn't do without it now!
I have had my 2.5 GHIA x for 2 years it still had 12 months anti corrosion warranty when I bought it and it cost 3800.00. It is immaculate and only has 78000 miles on now (1997 model). Only problem I have had is the head gasket went, which caused corrosion in the heads, it cost 1200.00 to rectify, but I still consider it money well spent as you get an awful lot of car for your money. Driven carefully it returns 35 mpg.