2003 Ford Mondeo Zetec 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland




Pop out cup holder stopped popping out.

One dashboard light has gone.

Squeaky rear brake.

General Comments:

Handles very well.

Very nice to drive.

Can't fault anything really.

This car is great, I had a 51 plate Mondeo Zetec a few years ago, then we decided to get a newer car so bought a 55 plate Focus Sport, which was OK, but I missed the Mondeo so we went back and p/x for the 53 plate Mondeo we have now,

Will be looking to get the new shape Mondeo in no longer than 2 years time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2009

2003 Ford Mondeo ST220 3.0 V6 from UK and Ireland


Wolf in sheep's clothes


Boot won't open on occasion

General Comments:

This a very quick car. But you must learn to use the gearbox.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2009

2003 Ford Mondeo LX 2.0 Duratec HE from UK and Ireland


Good reliable car, but ultimately uninspiring


Had to replace the windscreen washer pump, common fault so expected and took me 15 minutes to replace.

Drivers door leaks sometimes in heavy rain when parked.

General Comments:

Nice reliable car.

Seems well built.

Does what it says on the tin.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2008

2003 Ford Mondeo Ghia X 2.0TDCi 131PS from Serbia


I bought mine second hand in Germany, with service book, maintained etc... On the pictures it looked great, but when I spent a little more time in it, I started to discover some faults. Beside the fact that car was due to full service (oil, filters, brake pads front and rear, brake and servo fluid, coolant), there was a problem with dual mass flywheel (very common with all the modern diesels). All of these were standard wear parts, but I have discovered other that aren't.

-On idle there is some rattle coming out of the engine bay, it looks like aux. belt tensioner, or the intercooler pipe. When I switch on the AC, idle rpm goes from 750 to 770 RPM and rattle stops.

-Between 1500-220RPM on acceleration, there is a clicking sound coming from the engine, it looks like one of the injectors is gone..

-When I turn to the right, I hear some sound from the wheels, I think it's a wheel bearing or something..

-I have a DVD Navigation unit with color LCD, which rattles from time to time..

-On 3 of 4 doors, and on the boot hatch, there is some corrosion on the bottom (?!). Ford supposedly give a 12yr warranty on that? This is a 5yr old car!

General Comments:

I drive the car mainly in the city traffic, and my fuel consumption was higher then I expected. With the AC on it hovers around 9.5L/100km (30MPG). On the open road I get 5.5L/100km (50MPG), but considering the weight of the car I suppose that it is o.k.

Car is generally very pleasing to drive, but this faults worry me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2008

2003 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2.0 tdci 130 ps from UK and Ireland


Average car in general


The car has a annoying vibrating noise on tick over which i`m told could be the dual mass fly wheel.

It misfires, in any gear at any speed (ford can't find the problem)

Back windows noisy at 70mph +

General Comments:

It has plenty of acceleration & handles very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st December, 2006

2003 Ford Mondeo Zetec S TDCi 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


A real head turner


The interior door handles are a bit flaky; besides that it's perfect.

General Comments:

I have just bought this car, and I think it's the best looking one in its range, obviously besides the ST TDCI.

Having a 2 litre petrol before this one has made a huge difference in fuel costs, averaging at about 45-50 miles per gallon, as the petrol did 25-30 with the same power.

The sequential auto box is a plus point, as you can drive it manually or on auto.

This car performs and handles a lot better than the petrol, and I am very pleased with it, as I had to choose amongst a Passat, Vectra and Mondeo.

Fun to drive, good build, comfortable interior and the sport body kit make it nearly as good as the Audi, BMW range.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2006

14th Sep 2006, 14:54

"A Real Head Turner".

Are you sure it's a Mondeo. It may go well, but a head turner it will never be in any shape or form. It's a Mondeo the most average car in the UK.

21st Sep 2006, 03:43

If the reviewer had wanted to blend in, he'd have bought a 3 series.

6th Jan 2007, 09:20

I own a Mondeo 2:0ltr Diesel, it hasn't turn heads, my Mustang did. anyway getting 56/58 to the gallon. nice car reliable, comfortable for my wife and children.



23rd Feb 2015, 15:54

I have just acquired a 2.0L automatic; looks nice and different from the crowd.

Have noticed the rust at the bottom of the doors though.