2002 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2.0 TDCI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
A good car overall. I wish I went for the petrol version and avoided all this extra cost!!!
Shortly after getting my car, I needed the injectors reprogrammed.
Surprise injectors again! This time I got reconditioned ones fitted, as the new ones are nearly the price of the car!
One month later trouble again. Oil in the diesel, paid 30 pounds to get it tested. Two bad injectors and a suspect pump. Got injectors fixed, new pump fitted and a new fuel tank fitted; old one had no lining left on inside. Nobody knows why there was oil in the fuel, including Ford. After all this was done, I'm still getting oil in my fuel.
The climate control stopped working.
Six disc CD player stopped working. When I removed it to retrieve my CD's, there was lots of writing on it and a yellow Ford sticker saying it had been reconditioned 8 months ago. So took it to a Ford garage only to be told tough, there was no warranty with CD players.
Bad luck you might say? This all happened within nine months.
Nice car to drive when it works, 130 hp is nice, and the car has a lovely inside.
Mpg is low even after the new pump, I average 350 miles to a tank and that's normal driving.
The estate has a good load bay.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th February, 2009
2002 Ford Mondeo Zetec 2.0 TDCi 130 from UK and Ireland
Good mix of economy and performance
Rear suspension bushes - apparently a Ford known fault - fixed in last MOT.
One dash light has given up - will get it replaced at some point.
Exhaust box fell off - sorted at my local garage.
I hasten to add that all of these occured in a 6 month period in 2007, prior to this I have had no problems at all.
Following my previous car (Primera GT) I was looking for a slightly more economical car and, following much research, decided a Mondeo TDCi was the one, specifically the Zetec model. Luckily the dealership my wife works at took one as a part-exchange so I joined the fleet of Mondeo drivers out there.
Compared to the Primera (unfair I know) the acceleration is not as good, but as a stand alone car (and a diesel) the pull through the gears (specifically 3rd and 4th) is phenomenal - plenty of torque for overtaking
1st gear seems to get "bogged down" somewhat and the torque doesn't really seem to kick until 2nd or 3rd gear so pulling away has to be judged carefully!
Usually get 400-450 miles from a tank, although I live near work so main mileage is down travelling to relatives elsewhere in the country at weekends etc
Loads of luggage and passenger space - proper family sized car - mine is the hatchback (Primera was a saloon and as such had limited boot access) - easily carried 4 adult passengers
Altogether I would highly recommend this car and would buy another Mondeo when the time comes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th January, 2008
2002 Ford Mondeo ST220 3.0 litre V6 from UK and Ireland
I have had 27 cars; this is by far the best
Every now and then, I get a loss of power at mid revs; the second set of cylinders do not kick in. Does anyone have any idea what this is?
Absolutely stunning car. Very fast and comfortable, and looks the part.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th November, 2007
2002 Ford Mondeo Zetec TDCi 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Rear doors leaking
Passenger side window broken
Front suspension replaced
Alarm never works
Set of tyres in 6k
Air com furred up.
All I can say is I am sorry I set eyes on this car. My Accord was written off whilst parked so I was desperate for a car. A trader friend of mine recommended the Mondeo as a brilliant car. I was slightly apprehensive through previous ownership of a Granada and Sierra, both were money pits. I took the plunge and went for a 2002 TDCi.
Really things just went from bad to worst. The car was unreliable from the start and I hated driving it. I always had that feeling, 'will it get me there?', 'what was that noise', 'quick avoid any bumps of the suspension will fall apart again'.
I had to park it in a certain direction on the driveway because the back doors leaked and flooded the compartment. The diesel engine was rubbish, kept stinking of fuel due to it popping injectors. Fuel economy was woeful, but probably down to faults. My family wouldn't ride in it as the smell of diesel coupled with a furred up air con made them feel sick. I had to ride round with the windows open to try and dry it out. It spent a month in the workshop having the flywheel rebuilt and injectors replaced.
It was a victim of a break in one night when the alarm decided to fail, unfortunately even the crooks wouldn't take it. It also depreciated like a stone so I had done my entire purchase price in repairs and loss of value in 12 months.
Couldn't bring myself to sell it on privately so I took the plunge and whacked it through an auction. Lost a fortune, but I have now purchased a beautiful Primera in exchange. Totally happy with this car some 3 months on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th May, 2007
24th May 2007, 04:28
Sounds like you picked up an ex-taxi or it had been the subject of an insurance write-off. Never deal in a rush.
29th May 2007, 05:43
Sorry to hear about your problems, but one word for your car - lemon. I've had Mondeo's a lot older and with higher mileage and have never had to replace a clutch, etc. Also tyres at 6k??? I think your car also had suspension problems...again, problems it shouldn't have had at that age and mileage.