2010 Ford Mondeo LX from Australia and New Zealand
171,500 km - Power steering fail, water pump - $730.
193,000 km - Fuel pump, battery - $1470.
210,000 km - Coolant leak - $550
Probably my fault for trusting a dealer - purchased for $8k because it was a great deal; now I know why it was a great deal.
The car ran well until about 160,000 km, then every 2 months it was in the shop, getting serviced or some other repairs; to be fair a few times were for cosmetic repairs and cracked windscreens.
Once it got to about 190,000 km, it was the most unreliable junk heap ever and spent just as much time at the mechanics as it did at home. I had to quit my job because of its unreliability, and all the money I saved in the past 2 years has gone into it for some expense.
Owned for 2.5 years, and it went from $8k value, to me selling it to a scrap yard for $1k. Spent about $6k on repairs and maintenance in that time.
Would recommend not buying above 100,000 km and selling before 175,000 km.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th July, 2017
4th Jul 2017, 21:44
Sounds like you paid a bit too much for repairs. You should consider a cheaper garage.
Also to be fair, the problems you mentioned I would say come under wear and tear at the mileage stated.
Had a few Mondeos myself, mostly 1990s and early 2000s models; generally they were reliable cars for me with no major issues.
5th Jul 2017, 06:18
For starters, $8K for a car of that age with less than 100,000 km IS a bargain. You've driven 59,000 km/year for two years, and wonder why the car - which already had 100,000 km (near on 60K miles) has needed those repairs?
23rd Oct 2017, 04:17
I find it difficult to believe that you do not understand mechanical things wear out. At 190000 km, what do you expect? It was a well used vehicle when you first bought it. If you want maintenance free transport, go and buy a bicycle.
23rd Oct 2017, 08:11
Even if he had a bicycle, he'd still have to change the brake cables, get new tyres, oil the chain, etc :D