2001 Ford Mondeo Ghia X 2.5L V6 from UK and Ireland


Motorway cruiser that can also do a good job off them


Both rear seized handbrake cables replaced at 40,000 miles.

Rear sub frame replaced at 40,000 miles due to shot bushes.

Luckily both were changed under warranty, but I hope that the new sub frame lasts a little longer!

General Comments:

The car is extremely quick mid range. i.e. 60 mph to 90 mph, but is not as responsive at lower engine speed as my Nissan Qx was.

It handles really well for a car of it's size and is an extremely comfortable ride for a family of 4.

I am not too pleased with the climate control as it appears to keep the car too hot or too cold!

Fuel consumption averages 28mpg and rises to 31mpg on motorway runs.

Lots of electrics to play with as well!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th October, 2005

2001 Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0L petrol from Australia and New Zealand




Cd player has broken down on me just after 3 year warranty expired however apart from this the car has ran good as gold.

General Comments:

Very nice car, Very good handling for a station wagon and looks great in red. This is a very nice car and is pretty quick when pushed!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2005

2001 Ford Mondeo LX 1.8 Duratec from UK and Ireland


Thrown together Ford rubbish


Rear passenger side Caliper seized.

Handbrake cable.

Reverse light switch.

Constant knocking from the engine.

General Comments:

Totally unreliable in every aspect.

Excessive wind noise from the front doors.

Handbrake naturally useless.

Geared for top speed making it very sluggish in its power delivery.

Rattly in the front and impossible to stop it.

Eats bulbs, I have replaced 2 in 2 weeks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2005

7th Jul 2005, 02:04

I agree with the first reviewer.

First, you bought a family car at the lower end. How can you compare it with a sport car?

Second, the 1.8 liter is very economic let's say. It's not for race. I have the same car with 2 liters and I reach its limits constantly.

Third, that car you talk about had no maintenance or a very poor one. What you explain is not a design problem. So who is to blame? Repair it.

Noise: soorry it's not true at all. Or maybe was knocked hard and the body deformed.

I drove or was driven in more expensive cars and over 150 km/h many make noise: wind noise, lateral mirror noise, tire noise. Mondeo Mk2 has other problems, but not this one.

Finally: I understand your dissatisfaction with a Mondeo after a BMW (why did you sell it if was so good in first place?!) but try to be a bit objective.

Kind regards,

23rd Aug 2005, 15:55

If this car is so bad, then why the smiley face?

17th Oct 2006, 15:43

I had a 2001 1.8 Mondeo for a year, and I believe it's one of the most underpowered cars I've ever owned! I even took it to Ford to get it checked out. Solid car, good handling, but absolutely hated the engine; it was so slow, and sounded like a vacuum cleaner motor.

The car I had before was a Vauxhall Omega 2.0i, which is relatively slow, but at least that felt like it had some sort of power there. Now own a Golf diesel; much better! But please don't take me as an anti-Ford person, because you can give me a Fiesta any day; it's a great car!

27th Jul 2007, 08:40

Actually front door wind noise is a very common problem and has been documented in many a road test review. I find it strange that after owning a bmw you aren't used to reliability issues, as they are the most overrated car on the planet. I have seen many 3 and 5 series BMW's at the roadside with steam pouring out, and I have fitted dozens of engines to most models, even V8's. I have worked in the trade for over 30 years, and was part of a large break down company, so I can say that yes Fords have problems, but compared to BMW's and the price difference, I know what I would rather run daily.