2003 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 115cv from Spain
Honest car. Fast for its specs
Servo direction pump changed at 140000kms.
Cam position sensor changed at 185000 (ten €).
Glove box handle broken at 160000.
Sony multi-cd original player jammed, time to upgrade to a Bluetooth aftermarket Sony.
Climate control not freezing, new gas charged but no solution. It will stay till the end of the car, it's not too warm here.
Rear suspension linkages making too much noise. No problems on MOT, no handling or comfort issues more than noise on bumps.
Some issues with the fuel filter. The car gets in limp mode, solved by changing the fuel filter, happened twice every 40000 kms more or less.
A reliable car for me, after 100k kms no major issues, everything apart from the CD changer and the aircon works as it should.
The engine is still powerful enough (here in the old small Europe) to take the car to the 200kmh mark, and the handling and the comfort with new shocks at 185000 is very good.
Fuel economy is not top class, very difficult to get down to 6 l/100kms, and with the air con working you've got to slip the clutch a bit to start.
Very roomy interior, not top class seats but comfy enough. A little noisy in the back seats.
Good boot but better 5 door version; the sedan is a pain to put big boxes in the boot due to the small opening.
Still running it and happy, an easy thing coming from an absolute crap Laguna 2.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2021