2001 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


Lots of car for a bargain price


Knocking from the steering wheel when pulling away or speeding up on 2nd. Fixed by garage as per a Ford TIB. It's a very common problem.

Leaking rear door.

Dash mounted cup holder stuck in, greased by the dealer and seems about 90% reliable now.

Wind noise on drivers door, living with it until the service is next due.

General Comments:

Not quite as pokey as my Mk2.

Brakes no where near as good as the mk2, others have noticed it and I have also noticed it on other Mondeo's I have test driven.

Climate control works very well, it won't blast you with cold air on a cold day until the engine has warmed up!

Very good seats, good upper back support.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd March, 2003

13th Feb 2005, 13:45

Had sticking throttle plate replaced, still get water leaking in behind door cards. All common problems. Also had rusting around the bottom of a door and under b-piller and on hatch, all done under corrosion warranty.

2001 Ford Mondeo Zetec Estate 2.0 TDi from UK and Ireland


A very good buy - built like a tank


No problems as yet.

When bought the car there was a piece of plastic hanging down from the rear bumper, although I think it can be easily stuck back.

General Comments:

Good performance - quicker than my previous 1.6 Focus Estate.

Black interior shows up dust easily and upholstery marks easily - take care.

Stereo excellent and build quality is first class as with all modern Fords - will give those German cars a good run for their money.

High depreciation problems.

Very comfortable seats.

Poor illumination distance of the lights.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2003

24th Oct 2003, 04:53

Regarding your comment about the mondeo giving the German cars a run for their money.

I agree, but that may be because most Fords originate in Germany these days.

I have done nearly 50000 miles in a 2001 mondy new shape and it feels like an old friend.

2001 Ford Mondeo Zetec 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


A drivers car with grace and pace


Only two problems of note presented.

The first was a hesitancy when accelerating between 1500 and 2500 rpm. The dealer indicated that this was a known fault on new model diesel Mondeo and required the "chip" in the engine management system to be reprogrammed. It took some time for the dealer to get the correct chip so that the work could be undertaken.

The other fault concerned the very poor handbrake. The car rolled into another one when parked on a slight gradient. This was corrected by the dealer who advised that a clip was missing from the original assembly.

Otherwise nothing has gone wrong and the dealer service has been pretty good.

General Comments:

The Mondeo is a good looking, well built car.

In Zetec trim it comes with lovely alloy wheels, spot lights and very supportive sports seats with silver trim in the interior.

The heated front windscreen (not even available on my new BMW 320d) and mirrors are invaluable in frosty weather.

It is a great car to drive: good handling, great steering feel and very little roll in corners.

There is very good passenger and rear boot compartment space. Sadly the same can't be said of my replacement car, a BMW 320d.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2002

2001 Ford Mondeo Zetec S 2.5 V6 from UK and Ireland


A pleasant surprise!!!


Drivers seat cover replaced due to the stitching coming un-done.

General Comments:

I wanted a car that offered me an exciting driving experience, but with the space to carry 3 growing children. Enter the Zetec S.. Fantastic looks, great road handling, (Although not looking forward to replacing the 225/40 18" tyres) and a fantastic free revving engine.

Although I currently think the car is better than sliced bread, I am waiting for the squeaks and rattles to appear as the car gets older. Hopefully I'm proved wrong!!!

As for the dealers... Can't be as bad as the Mercedes dealership I used to go to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th November, 2002

18th Feb 2003, 17:59

I would like to see performance figures added in.

24th Oct 2003, 13:15

We have a 2.5 v6 zetec s which is a beast. it looks fantastic, drives like a dream, beats anything and I mean anything.