2002 Ford Mondeo 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand
Door locks failed repeatedly. Stupidly expensive.
Previous poor repair to fuel tank pick up by dealer: hacked floor.
Suspension now "wobbly"; unsure of cause. Previously fine handling vehicle. Shocks? Suspension bushings?
Air conditioning compressor failure repair. Also stupidly expensive = to 1/4 value of car!
Generally a very good car (and I have driven many). Minor niggles so far re parts and repair costs.
Biggest driving grizzle is rear vision in reversing and lane changing. All the safety requirements seems to compromise rear vision. Takes some getting used to.
These are very nice to drive cars, far better than one might think. However, the front suspension control on loose surfaces is complete rubbish (really useless on gravel). I have no idea how the 3.0 cars work at all.
Could do with some more power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th November, 2010
18th Nov 2015, 03:31
Update to my previous review.
Rear shocks replaced, partly fixed rear end.
Unable to lock car due to alarm always going off (yes, all sensors etc checked).
Fuel pump failed in supermarket. Stupidly expensive so used a 2nd hand one.
New coil pack and leads to fix misfire $$$.
Removed silly butterflies in the intake. However they weren't worn or broken like the horror stories on the net...
Finally, the clutch and dual mass flywheel failed.
Is it worth fixing? Very likely not, but can't find another wagon about that size that is a manual and isn't a Subaru.