2002 Ford Mondeo Ghia TDCi 2.0 TDCi from UK and Ireland
Will I drive a petrol again? Probably not!
Washer bottle dipstick has snapped off from the twist cap.
Springs in the drivers seat have started creak.
The diesel engine in the car is amazing. It picks up like a petrol and the amount of torque is unbelievable - pulling like a train. Overtaking is a breeze.
Handling and road holding is superb too giving the driver great confidence. The car really does feels its on rails.
The Climate Control seems to ebb and flow. When you want it cold, it's hot and vice versa, but I can live with it by manually adjusting the temperature dials.
MPG on average is 40 to 45, although a motorway run at a steady 70mph will return well into the 50's.
As with most diesels, the Mondeo is noisy on first start up, but when the engine has warmed up, the noise level drops.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th October, 2002
22nd Jan 2003, 14:10
Totally agree with your review. The springs on the drivers seat of my Mondeo creak too. Think its something to do with the lumbar support. My Zetec doesn't have climate control, but I still find the heating temperamental, it takes an age to get heated up then becomes too hot! No other probs though.