2001 Ford Mondeo Ghia X 24v 2.5 V6 24v from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Flawed and unpleasant

Faults:

Endless wheel bearing failures, front and rear, cheap trim dropping to pieces, several design faults, airbag fault, ABS fault, climate control fault, corrosion on alloy wheels, alternator fault, cooling fan fault.

General Comments:

I owned a Mk2 Mondeo previously, which was a good looking, well built car; it was reliable and lovely to drive. I thought I was doing the right thing by upgrading to the Mk3 model, but how wrong I was!! Apart from the horrible build quality and the hollow, cheap sounding door cards and trim, this car has given me no end of trouble... I read that this was productionised entirely by the Germans, which explains everything to me, as all four German cars I have owned have been terrible too!

I'll stick with either French or Asian cars from now one; other European ones are overrated and too much trouble!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th March, 2011

2001 Ford Mondeo Zetec 2.0L diesel durotorque from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Best car I have ever had

Faults:

Sub frame bushes replaced at 55000 miles.

Brake pads at 65000 miles.

Wiper blades at 50000 miles.

Battery (original) at 74000 miles.

Screen washer pump at 65000 miles.

General Comments:

Economy is excellent for the age of the car. 55 mpg in a solo run, 35 mpg towing a caravan.

Handles well.

Plenty of power; a lot more than I require.

Could do with more storage space in the cab area.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2011

2001 Ford Mondeo Zetec 2.0 TDdi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Sensible

Faults:

Exhaust fell off at 66000 miles.

Alternator at 69000.

Handbrake issues including cables and lever.

Rear subframe bushes.

General Comments:

Love this car.

Returns 40 MPG around town, 50 MPG on a run.

A bit boring, but a pleasure to drive.

2.0 TDdi engine, slagged off by a lot of people, but it's a very good engine, with a 0-60 time of 9.3 seconds; this is pretty good for a 2 ton car!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2008

17th May 2012, 14:34

Less than 1400kg, two tonnes LOL!!!

17th May 2016, 08:03

2 tons? More like 1400 kg max!

2001 Ford Mondeo LX 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

One of the best cars I have owned, and I intend to keep it for a while yet

Faults:

Suspension replaced due to wear and tear.

Water pump leaked.

Heater matrix burst.

Coil pack and leads replaced due to misfire.

General Comments:

Comfortable well mannered reasonably reliable car that is a joy to drive.

Engine is smooth and had a good spread of power all through the rev range.

Auto box is smooth and easy to control using the throttle and switch on side of selector lever.

The brakes are OK, but they could be better, especially for an Automatic where engine braking is limited.

Headlights could be better, but with high efficiency bulbs has improved.

Interior is well put together and is as tough as old boots. The seats are comfortable and support the back and legs well.

The Air con works well and keeps the car cool in hot weather. It also keeps the car condensation free in the winter.

The boot is large and the hatchback allows easy access to the boot, but the wheel arches do reduce the effective width of the boot floor.

The split rear seats could be better designed, with the rear seat cushion split along with the east back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2008

2001 Ford Mondeo Zetec 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A whole lot of car for the money

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

A very enjoyable car to own and drive.

Big comfortable seats with plenty of legroom. A spacious cabin with a quality finish and quite a luxurious feel. All the gadgets (air con, electric windows & seats) to keep everyone comfortable.

Quiet on the road. Handles well and gives excellent performance.

For the money I paid (under £4000), I just don't think I could have got a better car from any other manufacturer. Thanks, Ford.

Even though the car was five years old when I bought it, it still looks in excellent condition and there are no signs of major faults.

Only small niggles - e.g. air con 'on' light almost impossible to see on a sunny day, slight clunky suspension over bumps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2006