1998 Ford Mondeo Reviews - Page 17 of 17

1998 Ford Mondeo LX 1.8 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo diesel
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10

Faults:

Nothing of consequence. All in all seems to be a very well put together car.

General Comments:

Driving refinement is high, engine is smooth, refined and revs freely. Was surprised at how comfortable the car is in general and the roadholding is sure and compliant.

It's an extremely well specified car and I have found the standard air conditioning and cd player extremely useful and are "must have" features. In addition, it's an excellent load carrier with a capacious boot and seats 5 adults in comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

1998 Ford Mondeo Ghia X 2.5 V6 24v manual petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 24v manual petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Nothing with car, but was supplied new with 97 Ghia wheels, dealer refused to accept incorrect wheels fitted. Eventually got right ones but tyres had done 5000ish miles (independent opinion), also covered with brake dust and needed balancing out. Problem ongoing with fomoco. Absolutely disgusted with dealers pathetic service. I'm convinced someone at the dealer had taken a 'shine' to the chrome alloys and had swapped them over and hoped I wouldn't have noticed. DEFINITELY will not be taking my car there for servicing.

General Comments:

Fantastic performance from engine, interior is a driver's and passenger's delight. Handling and ride are exceptional. Vulnerable to stone chips on front. Slightly disappointed with quality of leather trim for a twenty grand car. Radio sound and ease of use is very good. All the controls are perfectly positioned and look good. Excellent visibility. Much much better than Vectra I test drove. Why do the door mirrors have to be so small? MPG reasonable. Noise supression excellent and engine virtually inaudible at tickover. I really like and enjoy driving this car and would recommend it to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 1998

1998 Ford Mondeo Flair Plus 5 door 1.8 petrol from Denmark

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10

Faults:

Really nothing special, just a little adjustment that my dealer took really good and competent care of.

General Comments:

The car was delivered brand new in January 1998.

Both me and my wife really like it, and we strongly recommend the car for a family that likes a reliable car.

Our dealer gives a very good service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 1998

1998 Ford Mondeo ST24 5 door 2.5 V6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Faults:

Occasional grinding noise after releasing handbrake.

Blew fuses for electric drivers seat height adjustment.

Cloth trim on door surround has bubbled.

General Comments:

15K in 6 months. Comfortable tourer rather than out-and-out sports car. Very satisfied with handling, refinement, brakes. Acceptable fuel economy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 1998

1998 Ford Mondeo ST24 5dr 2.5 V6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

A surround for the front fog lamp disappeared about a week after delivery, if it was stolen or fell off is unknown. The dealer has been pretty slow to sort it out, 8 weeks and still waiting.

General Comments:

The car is a joy to drive, the stereo is excellent, the fuel economy isn't great but I never expected it to be.

On the whole a nice drive and a car that people always comment on and say that it is nice looking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 1998

1998 Ford Mondeo Ghia X 2.5 V6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

Absolutely the dogs bollocks.

The Vauxhall Vectra 2.5 I had before this cannot hold a candle toward this Ford, in all areas, particularly in the handling department. FORD, I LOVE YOU!!!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 1998

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 64 reviews