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I have not yet had it for a week, but I can tell already, I am impressed. It is smooth, quiet, comfortable, heavy, solid, and big. All of these factors are important to me in a car. It is slightly (noticeably) slower than my Saab 900 was, but I am in my 40s now, so 0-60 is not an issue. You will see from my Saab review, that I lean towards European (not American) cars. As far as the Mondeo is concerned, I think it is fair to say it is a European car, even if Ford's fatherland is the U.S.
Anyway; for now, I am very happy with my decision... I will throw in a few updates over the coming few years, like I did with the SAAB.
I love the 'retro' interior styling, no fuss non-hi-tech controls on the dash, the simple but good stereo, and the Aluminium trim on the steering wheel and gear change lever. And the clock ;- Art!
The interior look and feel of this car is how it sold itself to me.
My sister in-law's Toyota Avensis is like a rocket-scientist's microwave oven in comparison (unnecessarily complicated); unappealing.
P.s. I am still on my first tank of petrol... looking good!.