Don't buy one - Awful car
Airbag warning light came on for a few days. Changed a fuse, then it went away, odd!
Well, where do you start. I bought this to replace my beloved Calibra 16v, oh how I wish I'd kept it!
It's a 2 litre, yet it performs like a 1.3 or 1.4. Acceleration is very poor for a big engined car. Don't get me wrong, it will go a little, but the lower gears are too short and the higher gears too long meaning rubbish acceleration.
That said, it is a very quiet car considering it sits on 16" wheels with low-pro tyres.
The worst thing of all is the driving position, it is positively awkward, despite having height adjustment & lumbar support. I just can't get comfy in the thing and drive my girlfriends fiat instead whenever I can to save the backache it gives me.
Would I recommend you buy on of these cars? No.. The only choice I am left with is to either get the leather interior out of another Mundano (its new name) or sell it.. After having a relatively sporty Vauxhall, I wish I'd have saved a little more and got the Alfa Romeo I originally wanted.
I suppose it would be a great car if:
a) You drive slowly everywhere.
B) You want to walk like a hunch-back.
C) You have family and want a cheap car.
Any other reason, don't buy one! They are a hateful car and I wish I'd never bought it. I've never been so bored driving a car, and I arrive at my destination with a bad back every time!
My advice? Buy an Alfa Romeo 156 for the same price or thereabouts, more fun, more comfort and better looking.
If anybody wants a hateful, but clean Zetec Mondeo 2.0 in Panther Black metallic, give me a call with £1700 in your hand and its yours, that's with a 2 year warranty!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th April, 2007