From day one the clutch was like a switch, either on or off! At the same time I noticed the fuel gauge would zero when the engine stalled. After a few weeks I complained and a new clutch and fuel sender was replaced under warranty. The clutch was much better although it annoyed me that a new car should be shipped with a defective clutch and sender.
Although the car has all the extras like Sat Nav, I have never really enjoyed my Mondeo, and long to replace it with my old Xantia or better still a brand new Citoren C5.
Recently, I took the car in for its 10,000 mile service only to be told my front tyres were worn and illegal! Clearly something is a miss here and I will no doubt have to go into battle for Ford to fix the tracking, to try and stop this excessive tyre wear.
Being a cynic, I suspect though that there is more to this than meets the eye. I seem to remember the old shape mondeos fitted with the diesel engines also used to eat tyres. Can anyone confirm this?
I've also had a fuel filler that wouldn't shut (fixed now), but after 8 months of this car it feels like millstone round my neck. Anyone want to buy this car and put me out of my misery?