2001 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2.0 turbo diesel from Belgium
Nice car...! But also irritating
A very irritating wind noise from the left front door when driving above 90 km/hour, this is still not solved 3 months after I bought the new car, although some efforts have already been made by the dealer. But it seems like the manufacturer can't resolve the problem.
The lights of the brakes at the back of the car are still working, even after removing my foot from the pedal.
Also, this problem hasn't been resolved after 3 months. Tough, the dealer promised me to solve this problem.
After using the seat belt at the back only for a few times, it got stuck. The mechanism doesn't work anymore. Also not solved after 3 months.
The fuel consumption is still not diminishing as the mentioned average for the particular car.
The interior design is very good and there is a lot of space for the passengers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd September, 2001
A note on the seatbelt sticking problem - if you fold the back seats down, then ram them back up again quite hard, the seatbelt should unstick. Happened to me and the dealer fixed it in five minutes.
I also am continued to be annoyed by the squeak caused by the aluminium-effect trim around the gearstick (Zetec model) rubbing against the black plastic side panels of the centre console, which also seem to have a large amount of movement.
My God people stop complaining.. You've got a good car, yet you still complain about nitty gritty things!!! With having over 17 cars in 5 years, I know what a good car is, and if dealers are such a big problem, then just don't use them and save money with independent dealers... Full service history isn't all that you know when having to use idiot dealers who haven't got a clue... My Mondeo diesel is one damn good car and far better than the previous models by far... Just enjoy the fact that it's not an Alfa, and it doesn't break down all the time.. Hope I haven't offended anyone, but come on!!!