V6 Lover

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  1. Sorry that post in the wrong section...having a few issues with the app...
  2. I understand you liking mercs....have you ever watched " The Driver "..cult 70s film about a top getaway driver Ryan O'Neil ..anyhow he puts a classic Orange Mercedes through its paces in an underground car park...liked them since then...I've only had one Volvo....a t5 coup'e which I wrote off and walked away from totally unscratched, really good in a frontal impact at about 40 ish mph... Not been on the forum much as the Mondog is just not giving me anything to worry about...but it never has except having to replace the esp system at 4 yrs old ,but that's a one off and it didn't leave me stranded either, just sort of no abs and no traction or esp...but the brakes just sort of reverted to standard no frills braking till I got it fixed at a £1250 stingaroo at Ford's...11 years down the line and everything still works as good as the day I got it... I've also been a bit pre occupied with the need for acquiring an estate car..prefer another Mondeo and there's one local to me but 167,000 miles on a 2.0 petrol but has 6 months mot left and runs with no issues... £250...
  3. XJ6.. One boss looking motor...loads and loads of presence totally smooth at the ton, very very solid one helluva motor...my mate had one a few years back in the 80's...he's a bit of a dark character so seemed to suit him well in his 3quarter leather sports jacket....:)
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  5. Your not alone on this...mine sometimes does nothing, then works perfectly... definitely the contacts inside, but I'm too at a loss on how to fix,although I'm tempted to squirt some contact cleaner into the end button but not too much!!! Sent from my Z220 using Tapatalk
  6. BMW drivers on the whole are bad drivers...in fact I will go as far to say that most are basically S*#theads.... Sent from my Z220 using Tapatalk
  7. I've been reading various car sites as I've been looking to maybe get a second car for some duties I'm not prepared to put pride and joy ghia x Hatch through...ie mainly diy and garden rubbish /household junk for the tip(slowly gutting and redoing interior of my house...biggish house biggish garden) so lots of trips to B&Q and furniture land and also trips to the tip....mainly trips to tip hahahaha... I've had a mk3 estate in the past...this is more than up to the job absolutely humongous load carrying ability's as you get roof rails as well ..if my old mk3 estate had been the 2.5 v6 instead of the 2.0 4 pot petrol I would not of parted with it... Nice motors the mk3...you get a hell of a lot of motor for your money, there's plenty of them so you can take your time picking the right one out. alot of unloved abused and molested mondeos out there... along with the well looked after,mature owner not ragged to an inch of its life examples with good history not necessarily full Ford but it helps (my present Mondog I spent a year looking for...that was back in 09) They look good what you have there though I am biast towards the ghia x...lovely well equipped executive cruiser...[emoji2] Sent from my Z220 using Tapatalk
  8. Nice motors..I've had a few mondeos a brand new 53 ghia estate 2.0 petrol.. then a 98 v6 ghia x Hatch and my present whip a 3.0 ghia x which I've had for 7 years now and has never left me stranded at the side of the road... in fact none of my my Mondogs or my foccy ever really misbehaved.....something i can't say about a few Ford escorts I owned back in the 90's....[emoji2] [emoji2] The duratec v6 is pretty much bullet proof.... the 2.5 v6 HE in my mk2 (even my mechanic commented) was as sweet as a nut and super smooth....made a really awesome exhaust note when I fitted ( sorry demon tweaks fitted) a twin exit Scorpion, and a cold fed 57i... I was well chuffed...anyhow anybody running one of these mk3 beasties will know how nice they sound standard alone...there's a nice Colorado red v6 zs on a 02 on autotrader with just 72k mile totally standard and unmolested looks really good..the alloys look OEM finish too with no peel!! if I was buying it I would leave it completely standard apart from a good custom stainless steel exhaust.... some owners say the standard interior on the mk3 zs dosent quite "live up" to its outward appearance..although a boot spoiler was a cost option and the option of a half leather interior only appeared on the facelift mondeo...and facelift zs are alot rarer as only made from mid 03 to early 05.!....but looked good, leather bolsters and headrests dark blue patterned seat base and back ,,,...., .........You don't see too many fast Ford's in the NW... by us it's all veccy C, Insiggys...and 'astra everything's'.....[emoji2] [emoji2] White is one of the rarer Mondeo colours and usually either base model Lx still rare all the same or ex police[emoji2] ... alot seem to be silver in colour...juice green seems rare....with mondeos silver is the most popular followed by blue(all shades) followed by black...I could be wrong though... PS...see your only down the road so to speak... my dad's regiment was based there years ago....[emoji2] Sent from my Z220 using Tapatalk
  9. I reckon there's some etiquette when using your headlight flash...a short one (a split second) say after being overtaken in a quick but safe style ie..no dawdling and no blind bends... tell the driver that was acceptable..maybe even ' that was a spot of good driving old chap'..... a long flash say 2secs should say" I'm not impressed with your style of driving/your a complete c#+t... But Jesus...there's 20 million people on Britain's roads.,.so lots of different opinions and reasons for the Complementary/Angry headlight flash...but one thing I am sure of, anybody who flashes coming in the opposite direction is meant as a "eyes extra open" for ahead of you.... speed check/trap looming perhaps ...I've had people flash me to warn of a speed trap ahead [emoji2] Sent from my Z220 using Tapatalk
  10. Quite a difference to the feel hey...I love recaros seats... comfy and good to look at... Sent from my Z220 using Tapatalk
  11. Tape players don't skip...plus depending on what sort of tape player it came with you can always add a CD changer...I added one to my mk2 mondy a 5000 series tape player (the original CD changer was missing from under the passengers front seat) Anyway...there's some nice bargains Ford wise on the second hand market at the moment.. there's a 28 thousand miles 02 foccy Hatch ghia for sale but £850...the cars barely run in.... At the moment I'm contemplating buying and old Mondeo estate purely for building materials and tip duty (I've a house to renovate)...awfully tempted to get a V6 zetec s although the ghia x is alot cheaper and better equipment... Anyway I prefer the mk1 foccy and the facelift from 02 to 05(I've owned a 02 LX 1.6 Hatch) one of the best handling cars I've ever driven.. these motors still look great, what almost 18 years since launch in 98 I Fink's, sporty & practical are what a lot of cars claim to be...but with the foccy especially the 1.8 and 2.0 zetec are very driver Focused... [emoji2] [emoji2] Looks like a bargain fella and nice colour which i think is" state blue"..and as for 66k well it's got years and years left...nice one Sent from my Z220 using Tapatalk
  12. It's not "Cuirass" I suppose...sure they also did the mk7 escort with this colour... Sent from my Z220 using Tapatalk
  13. I'd of thought you would of got a decent mechanic what with the Lexus name...goes to show how ineptitude knows no boundaries...[emoji2] Sent from my Z220 using Tapatalk
  14. Wtf...yet again no pics....:(
  15. Always rains the following day She still scrubs up well but could do with a mop....