December 2, 2008, 4:28 pm
;)hi there im thinking of buy a 1998 MONDEO GHIA X 2.5 V6 auto i just want to no are they any good iv bin told the gearbox is not that good on them they can't take the power of engine. and are the engines any good.
December 11, 2008, 9:42 pm
ok first things first get a manual auto's are for woman and the disabled lol you can get a cheap one for under a grand and yeah people might look down there nose's at you at first but what you have to realise is that they are a 2.5i v6 its a duratec engine thats pushing about 170ish bhp will do 0-60 in round about 8 seconds give or take for age and condition its the same engine as in the st24 and the si models you can pick up rsap body kit for them for not a lot of pennys of ebay and if you shop about you can get a lowering set of springs for round and about 100 quid and to top it all of the insurance is not far of half of an st24 so its up to you i nearly bought one proberly the worst thing about them is there fuel consumption i would say you get about 25-30 mpg if you drive sensibly!!! you can mod them quite easy just search about you can fit a k&n 57i air filter which you can pick up for about 60 quid you can swop the upper and lower inlet manifold from an st200/220 for more bhp for about 100ish quid each the throtle bodies of a st200 will fit you can get the chip remapped for 280quid and on then there is always the exhaust so if you want a pretty nippy car for a decent price you wont be disapointed
what car you drive now???