2002 Ford Mondeo Ghia X 2.0i from UK and Ireland
Replaced timing belt adjusters.
New inlet manifold.
New rear brake caliper.
Auto gear faults.
Rear shocks and springs.
Ford Mondeo Ghia X auto estate. 26 MPG on a run.
Worst Ford car I have ever owned. Will never buy another ford. The car is slow and handles very badly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th August, 2006
The faults are one thing, but if it's "slow and handles badly", why did you buy it?
Besides which it is one of the best handling cars in its class. It sounds like you are allowing your bad ownership experience to cloud your views.
I have a 1.8 LX. My previous car was a saab 900 2.0L. I have had many different cars over the years, and I would not say that the Mondeo is slow and handles badly.
It is slightly slower than the Saab, but handles MUCH better. It has excelent weight distribution and balance The steering gives plenty of feedback. Regarding Slow, Well 'slow' is relative. It has just enough power to break traction on a slightly greasy surface, but not enough to ruin the front tyres in the dry. It is a good setup.
Perhaps the reviewers quality problems have poisoned his overall impression of the car.