2000 Ford Mondeo Zetec 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland
Good, reliable family motor
Brake pipes above fuel tank replaced at 90k.
New discs & pads at 100k.
Water pump & metal coolant pipe under sump at 110k.
Front suspension wishbones at 120k.
Front coil springs broken at 130k.
Anti roll bar links, 3 sets.
Air con had holed condenser when bought, never fixed.
Water leaks in boot & driver footwell, eventually cured!
A great family car, which took us all over the UK & France, laden down with a roof box and camping kit.
Never failed to start or breakdown.
Used front tyres quickly.
Grey interior trim showed marks.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th November, 2010
16th Nov 2010, 12:19
I'm from North America and I really hoped that FORD brings this car over from Europe, and don't touch the design. Does the engine have a timing belt or chain and where's the engine from, ie Duratec or Bosch?
16th Nov 2010, 16:03
It was sold in the US as the Ford Contour.
17th Nov 2010, 06:33
Hi, this engine has a timing belt which needs replacing at 90k miles, and it's a Duratec.
17th Nov 2010, 07:25
Not the 1.8L gas engine. The 2.5L and later 3.0L Duratec were sold here. Not reliable at all.