2003 Ford Mondeo Zetec 2.0 TDCi 130 (6) turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Trouble free motoring
My Mondeo has been very busy; nearly at 200,000 miles on the clock and still going strong.
Only one problem to report in my ownership, the car has gone into limp home mode a few times (only happens when the fuel level is below 1/4 tank). Although turning the car off and back on again removes any problem.
I paid £750 for my mk3 Mondeo Zetec. It's the 2.0 litre TDCi Zetec with 130 BHP and the very nice 6 speed manual gear box. I was fortunate enough to find the car, as the original owner had been given a new Mondeo as a company car.
The car has 188,000 miles on the clock, which is impressive considering the car still runs with no problems at all. Has been a pleasure to drive the last 8,000 miles, which have been trouble free minus a few issues with the car going into limp home mode.
Eats up miles on the motorway, feels very nice to drive and the TDCi lump is very quick and punchy. In gear acceleration is good, handling feels very nice, and the car feels very well planted on the road.
Starts first time with no issues on freezing mornings, and the quick clear screens shift ice and mist from the windows very quickly.
Many people report problems with their Mondeos; personally mine has been a very good runner.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd January, 2014
24th May 2014, 08:48
To jump into a ocean when you don't know how to swim is better than to buy a Ford Mondeo or other Ford models. I had a bad experience with my Mondeo. Rubbish gearbox, weak engine, unreliable. It looks good, but inside there's nothing but a weak engine.
26th Jan 2016, 01:01
Everyone is entitled to their opinions. My Ford Mondeo Ghia estate is very reliable, and for such a large car, very economical, and a joy to drive. Only my opinion, but I am never wrong.