2002 Ford Mondeo LX 2.0 TDDi from UK and Ireland
So far so good
I just bought my Mondeo recently and so far so good. I studied up on both the TDDi and TDCi models, and decided to go with the TDCi model... so I thought!
As I was looking up the difference between the two engines, I heard a lot about the TDCi's popping injectors, which are extremely expensive. But after the getting the low down on the TDCi, I said I would give it a try as it had better consumption, power and so on compared to the TDDi.
Went to look at one in Limerick, and I liked it, so I bought it. I presumed that it had the TDCi engine as it was an 02, only to find a week later by a friend it had the TDDi engine!!
As other people have said on other reviews that it's dated and old, but I'm finding it quite alright.. don't get me wrong, it is a bit loud when idling compared to the TDCi, but it doesn't really bother me as I was expecting a diesel car to be loud.
As for power, it's slow through the gears if you're planning a drag race, but it has plenty of power if you try to pass something when cruising around 50 mph.
On a plus side, it doesn't have a timing belt, so you don't have to worry about it snapping on you; instead it has a chain, which can be tightened. Also, you don't worry about popping an injector, which is a lot more common in the TDCi.
Anyway, so far so good. I wouldn't put anyone of buying it. I've had no problems yet, so hopefully it stays that way... ha hope this helped someone..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th June, 2010
27th Nov 2011, 16:00
Hell, I have just bought a 2002 Ford Mondeo. It's the TDCi LX model, and I don't know much about cars, but do you pop the injectors by driving the car too hard, or if you are a good and responsible driver, would you have as much chance of it happening to you eg. not speeding and changing gears when you are meant to, instead of always red lining it?