I've recently began a new job and have been looking at second cars to relieve the mileage from the car I've spent a lot of time and money setting up for weekend blasts and track day work.
I began looking for something, safe, reliable, good looking, economical, larger than the previous daily and... most importantly... fun.
I'm a car enthusiast through and through and so after a great deal of looking at Boring-Bora's, Awful-A3's, Lazy-Leon's, premium Peugeots etc. I started looking at the Mondeo TDCI Zetec S again.
However I have heard of a few issues regarding the 2.0 130 TDCI (2003-2005 models), of which is the engine I will be looking into for the daily.
What can I expect from mondeo ownership?
Common faults (injector issues £1.5k to fix?, rear wheel bearing noise, washer fluid in boot etc.)
Common charms (nice touches, surprise and delight features, luggage space etc.)
Performance in the real world (acceleration from a standstill, acceleration in 5th from 50mph, stopping power etc.)
MPG's to be expected from a keen petrol head (occasional B road blast, mpg runs, foot to the floor driving etc.)
I know it's probably alot to ask from a first post but cheers for any help
I'll stick around though seems a good enough forum. Used to run a mk4 fiesta and have done plenty of work on Galaxies, Mk5/6 fiesta's and focus' in the past.