30th Oct 2002, 17:57
I own a 1998 st24 and pepper red with chrome alloys looks brilliant the cars done 120,000 motorway miles and performs beautifully, I must say the interior could be a bit more refined and the 7000 stereo with changer could be better, but handling and reliability more than make up for this I also pull a caravan which is no problem for this car very torqy and smooth.
5th Nov 2002, 08:53
I've just purchased my first ST24 in panther black having looked at several in various colours, the colour of this one was the deciding factor. The only trouble is it shows the dirt.
20th Jan 2003, 08:18
Try Direct Line or Tesco for Insurance, I'm only paying 450 for mine & I have speeding convictions :- (
Mine's Pepper Red as well - I like it, could do with some more oomph though, you get used to it quickly.
25th Jan 2003, 09:09
My 97 ST24 drives and handles well, but the fuel consumption is ridiculous. On a controlled test over 100 miles along the M62 taking it 'very' easy, only gave me 17 mpg. The dealer tells me that normal for this type of car with 63K on the clock. What a load of bull, (why do we have to put up with garbage that comes out of dealerships).
Does anyone have any ideas on the fuel consumption?
Also my screen washer bottle dumps the wash all over the floor instead of the windscreen. Very common problem I'm told.
8th Feb 2003, 12:48
17 MPG from a V6 Duratec on an easy motorway drive? Somethings seriously wrong! I wouldn't expect it that low, even booting it around town. I used to average 28 to 31 MPG in my previous 97 V6 Ghia X (Same engine/output as ST24), and the worst I've had out my ST200 is 25MPG on average (around town, with a heavy right foot)
7th Apr 2003, 10:45
What an ultimate car drives like a dream. I bought mine in September 2002 with 63,000 miles on the clock. I have just added a K&N 57i induction kit and believe me I don't intend to stop their, Focus ST170 move over I'm coming through.
Mine is the saloon version in juice green and boy does it turn heads. I drove over 150 miles just to get a saloon in that colour not only does this car perform it accommodates the whole family in style. I only get 29MPG, but who cares if I had wanted a fuel efficient car I would have bought a diesel.
Anybody out their looking for a new car look no further the ST24 has it all.
10th Apr 2003, 11:04
I have just purchased an ST24 in panther black. This is an ex ford demo car, with twin headlight conversions, twin Janspeed stainless steel exhusts either side (sounds the business),also sporting 4 x 17 inch alloys with 225 tyres. This car has only covered 35,500 miles & is 5 years old. I cannot fault the car in any way, except for the fuel consumption. (but what do you expect from a V6 24 valve engine).The seats are comfy & the handling is brilliant. This is my first ever Mondeo & I am totally over the moon with it. i am looking to see if it can be chipped up.
14th Oct 2003, 14:13
I bought my Ford Mondeo ST24 2001 over two years ago, Silver is the best colour as it always looks clean!! The washer problem is down to the pipes not being fitted with jubilee clips the washer motor nipples.
The only problem I have had is with rear light clusters leaking in water, this is down to poor sealent. I re-sealed the units with a bit of Homebase special and they are as good as new.
I have covered over 50,000 miles now and only spent £400 on servicing including a full set of tyres.
26th Jan 2004, 13:53
It's not the power-steering pump that makes the noise; it's a thing called moosing. It can be cured very easily. Try the ST owners web site. Click on Mondeo corner and look for moosing. You need to go to www.google.co.uk and type in ST owners. That will take you to the site, or even type in moosing.
20th Feb 2004, 11:34
With regards to the poor fuel economy on the Mondeo ST24, have you checked the sensors for the engine to make sure that they are all functioning correctly?
Looking to move from an 1800 to ST24 and the one thing I've learned about the Mondeo is that if there is a problem with fuel economy, check the sensors.
You have to remember that the Mondeo's use the sensors to set up the correct ignition settings (including the amount of fuel injected), and if it's getting a false reading then it will use the wrong mappings resulting in the poor fuel economy / poor performance.
Hope this helps.
22nd Jan 2006, 11:02
I have just got a light blue st24 rare colour I am told. Bit slow for me as sold 4x4 cosworth not long ago to get a bike comfortable though.
4th May 2007, 14:30
My battery light comes on at 80mph plus lack of power as if handbrake is slighly on the car is st24 mondeo.
25th Sep 2007, 15:11
Does the battery light come on at higher RPM? Or just at 80mph regardless of the gear you are in?
The alternator bushes wear out, it should be approx £200 fitted at a Ford dealership.
It is a known problem. The V6 is strong, only 3 weaknesses. Alternator Bushes wear out, Waterpump fails (steel replacements are cheaper than ford items and more reliable) and the moosing problem.
4th Nov 2007, 11:21
Hi I have enjoyed my ST 24 in State Blue since May 2003. It has proved to be very reliable and fun to drive.
She has covered 25783 miles from new. Register in 1999, in perfect condition, drives like new.
Drove to south of Italy with my family covering 2746 miles round trip, filling up 6 times, travelling between 70-130mph; just a great car in my opinion!!
5th Jan 2008, 15:27
I have a 1998 ST24, and I love it.
Noticed a lot of folk having problems on here, try www.fordmondeoownersclub.co.uk for help and advice on these awesome cars.
My ST24 is silver, and there will be no other car for me; I am going to keep it until it is a classic.
4th Oct 2008, 09:22
For that price mate, it must be mint - if you want to look at st24s, join www.mondeo-owners.co.uk (free) and you'll see bargains.
9th Sep 2009, 09:26
Hi there, I am currently looking around at buying an ST24 as have been in love with them since I was like 10!
22 now with a job, I'm looking for one with reasonably low miles for its age, and in good nick. how much is too much and what am I realistically looking at price wise??
I'd be grateful if anyone has any help or if they're selling one to email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks, Ben.
7th Feb 2010, 12:00
Hi mate, don't pay over a grand unless it's absolutely mint AND lowish mileage (less than 80k).
Got mine back in July (W Reg 2000, 118k), paid £800, which I thought was reasonable considering the car was in a generally good condition.
18th Jun 2010, 14:06
Got my Mondeo ST24 a year ago, and I LOVE IT! The only little niggle I have with it is that it stutters in first and second gear when you pull away. When it gets over 2000 rpm, it takes off. Anyone got any ideas what this problem is?
4th Dec 2010, 13:17
Have a look at your cat. I've got 2 litre estate. Mine did same thing; got to 70 mph, then it would shoot off. It was the cat that was blocking. Now I've de-catted it, it goes like a rocket for a 2 litre car.