2001 Ford Mondeo Trend 2.0 petrol from Netherlands
Reliable, spacious car
The clutch had to be replaced because it was worn out. This was only the first time it had to be replaced. According to the dealership a clutch will normally only hold for about 150.000 kilometres. This one had done 250.000!
All four doors had to be repaired (under warranty) because of corrosion.
The car had always been serviced by the local dealership. They’ve showed me the car's service history; no serious repairs had ever been necessary.
Even with a very high mileage, the engine runs very smoothly. Although the 2 litre engine only has 20 bhp more than the 1.8, it's much faster and smoother. It's even a bit more fuel efficient.
The handling of the car is very good. Especially when compared to the handling of the previous Mondeo model.
When using cruise control it's even quite fuel efficient.
The interior and boot space is big enough for a family, even when you're going on a holiday.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd October, 2006