1997 Ford Mondeo GLX 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand
Everything went wrong with this car and parts were so expensive here in Australia... apparently Ford in Australia doesn't want to know about its Mondeo. I have done nothing but fork out $$$$$$ and it continually broke down in the most dangerous places. Not only that, but the car had hardly any power up hills!
The last straw was when the head gasket blew and it needed a new radiator; of course I keep the water up in it (costing $2000).
I was so happy to get rid of the car, and sold it for less than half of what I paid 10 months earlier! A DISASTER!!! Now I own a Holden Commodore and couldn't be happier.
PLEASE DO NOT BUY ONE! YOU ARE GETTING RIPPED OFF.
Could be different overseas, but if you are a regular aussie like me, stay away from them. Better still, buy a HOLDEN COMMODORE.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th September, 2007
11th Sep 2010, 18:55
Yes sometimes you do get an unlucky one, built on a Bank Holiday by monkeys.
I'm sorry you had such a poor experience. I'm from the UK and maybe I've had a good one, but I bought the same model with 25 k on the clock and it now has 160 k and has never missed a beat! It always starts, once after 3 months in NZ and Oz (you live in an amazing place!) I came back and it started with the touch of the key... in winter too!
But I wouldn't mind a Holden Commodore. ;)
17th Oct 2010, 05:17
Was it the GLX Sedan 2.0? I am looking at a manual one, 160000 on the cloak. Is it really that bad?!
Commodores are brilliant when you can afford them though!