2000 Ford Mondeo Zetec 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Up to now, more reliable, and that's what counts
Thankfully nothing yet, though I did have cam belt kit fitted, and it had a major service when I bought it for my peace of mind, though at £500 pounds, I thought that was expensive, and that wasn't the dealer either!!!
OK, here goes, though I'm judging it against my previous car that was 11 years old when I got shot of it.
The Zetec in silver looks great. Smooth engine & gearbox, though I think it does have a flat spot in 3rd till you get to 3000 revs.
The brakes are not as good as the Cavalier, but it handles a lot better, and I mean a lot.
The cabin is fine, with very little if any wind noise, even at motorway speeds.
Speed & acceleration wise, the Cavalier trounces the Mondeo, both 2 litre 16v by the way (but I do suspect some previous owner had it chipped up), but the Ford drives and feels like a more expensive car.
So in a sentence, the Ford's slower, not as good brakes, but it handles better, and the Cavalier was better on petrol as well; even driving very sensibly, the Mondeo is a bit greedy.
Why didn't I buy a Vectra?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st February, 2007