2004 Ford Mondeo Ghia TDCi 2.0 130hp turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
When I first bought the car, it would cut out without warning; an AA man fixed it by securing the high pressure bar sensor.
Power steering pump failed at 110k miles.
Water leak in driver's footwell, split door card seal.
All wheel bearings replaced.
Lower front ball joints replaced.
Starter motor replaced at 150k (failed to start at a petrol station).
Rear shock absorber RH replaced at 155k.
Rear coil spring LH replaced at 160k.
Windscreen washer pump replaced at 165k.
This car is a big comfortable family car. I liked the 6-CD player, reversing sensors, comfy seats, 50+ MPG & big boot.
The break downs at the start were pretty scary at times when it cut-out at 50mph on dark country lanes; the lights dim & power steering goes!
The car took us all over the UK & Europe going over the Alps; it was powerful even when fully laden.
The beauty of Ford is the parts are still reasonably cheap. Although this car came with FSH, it still didn't give me confidence; oil & filter changed every 7-8k miles.
When the 6-speed gearbox started whining at 160k miles, it was time for it to go. Luckily no expensive parts failed, so overall it wasn't a bad motor!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th June, 2014
24th Nov 2015, 23:36
Ford parts may be cheap, but in my experience it's the economies of scale - they produce so many because so many are needed, hence their reasonable price. I found my last Ford - a 2012 C-Max (see reports on here) needed an awful lot of them over a lot of repairs over a 3 year, 80 odd thousand mile ownership. Will never be lulled into the trap again; it's my last Ford.
The reason German car spares are so dear is they sell so few of them - it's a storage charge added to the cost; they are on the shelf so long.
Having said that, my current car is a Nissan - built in Sunderland - from mostly Renault parts LOL!!!