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