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#1 Mondeoman

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 03:52 PM

Hi everyone... I am currently in the market for a Mondeo around the 2005/2006 age...My budget is approx 6000 and i am hoping to get a reasonable mileage 2 litre or 2.2 litre Ghia X diesel hatchback...So to my questions, are there any things i should be looking out for other than the usual second hand car stuff...I read somewhere about problems with Dual Mass Flywheels, and rear suspension..are they common problems ?...What sort of mileage do you think i should be aiming for?...My current car is a 97 Rover 600 diesel that i've owned for 10 years, without any major problems, but is starting to get a little rough round the edges. So i think it's time for a change...All help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated, thanks....Bill

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:19 PM

plenty to read here.
http://www.fordmondeo.org/forum/showtopic.php?tid/724263/

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:18 PM

plenty to read here.
http://www.fordmondeo.org/forum/showtopic.php?tid/724263/

Thanks for that......Any people had personal experience of problems...bill

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:39 PM

personally i would not buy a mondeo again, my 06 tdci has had new injectors and belt tensioner assemble already and only 39000 miles, the dmf's are also a weak spot. wish i had stuck with toyota.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 08:47 PM

Fair enough if you want a newer car but is your Rover really going to cost more than 6k to get it running nice? If you've got a good solid car then stick with it, is my advice. Whatever car you replace it with could be more problematic in the end.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:13 AM

The Rover really is at the end of it's life.....There are too many things wrong to warrant repairing it.....ABS pump knackered, Keyless entry knackered...Big dent in front and rear....Rear wheel arches rusted out....Alarm goes off all the time...And i've had it 10 years so it's got to the point where i just fancy a change........Bill

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:15 AM

personally i would not buy a mondeo again, my 06 tdci has had new injectors and belt tensioner assemble already and only 39000 miles, the dmf's are also a weak spot. wish i had stuck with toyota.

surely you can't right off a Mondeo based on a couple of small problems...It could have happened with any car..Apart from your problems how do you rate the car to use/ drive........Bill

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:27 AM

I had a 2002 130bhp tdci mondeo had 250k miles on when i sold it..... had 2 flywheels and clutches,rear cradle bushes,rear caliper, bottom crank pulley, injectors x 2. They are the most common issues but aying that they are a good car and what cafr nowadays doesnt have issues...if they built the perfect car the economy would collapse as there would be a massive overkill of aftersales companies...car doesnt break no repairs etc etc no money going around the big pot!!!

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:22 PM

the mondeo is a good car to drive with plenty of power and refinement.its just when they go wrong they are expensive to put right, eg alloy wheels flaking at 16 months old, injectors £200+ each without recodeing at 37000, belt assembly £450 fitted at 39000, dmf £800+, these are just the common problems to contend with, i do not know many people who have not had one of the common issues,perhaps its just me but in this day and age i expect a diesel car to be able go more than 40000 miles before starting to have to spend over a thousand pounds to keep it running sweet. fords customer relations do not help either. some people are lucky and get few problems but as they say you pays your money and takes your choice.
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:50 PM

MMmmmmm...i'm worried now....like you say a modern diesel should do galactic miles with few problems....My Rover has done 153.000...120.000 by me with nothing more than belts and oil....i wonder if anyone can tell me if there was a facelift type thing between 04 and 05....the reason i ask is....Parkers price guide lists 2.2 Ghia x (04) and Ghia x (05)in brackets after the listing...i have the chance of a Jan 05 54 plate Ghia x with 32.000 miles on but the guy wants 5500 for it....whereas top book for the (04) in brackets is 4770 private.........Bill

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:39 PM

personally i have had much more problems with low mileage cars that high mileage ones. in my experience things tend to seize up on cars that spend more time parked than being driven. try to go no lower than 12k a year as these cars will have seen a garage at least one a year and have probably been driven at least once a day.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:25 PM

my mondy is the face lift on the 06, can not remember if the face lift was in 05 or 06,the car is used week days on a 30 mile round trip to work plus other milage and serviced at every 10000 miles instead of 12000.(never did trust service schdules). as i say when the cars running sweet i love it allround good car, its just when they go wrong thats the problem.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 07:18 PM

i think assuming u service them things are more likely to go wrong if u dont use them.

like abs and traction control ha ha
drive it like u stole it!!!

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:18 PM

I'm sorely tempted to go for a petrol, but i don't think i could take the hit on fuel economy....Ford should be kicked squarely in the nads for building such a problematic diesel car.....Bill

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 11:06 PM

I'm sorely tempted to go for a petrol, but i don't think i could take the hit on fuel economy....Ford should be kicked squarely in the nads for building such a problematic diesel car.....Bill


I've just sold my Mondeo TDCI with 90,000 miles had no problems at all - the only things replaced were service items, tyres & boot release switch and the only expensive item was the Dual Mass flywheel at over 80,000 miles this was £450 (worn out replaced by warranty company)I had the clutch changed while it was apart this cost £200.

Other than that no problems- The Ford diesels are not any more problematic than any other cars just check Ebay they do galactic miles - if you base your choice on reading problem forums like this it just magnifies any minor problems.

Buy a car and budget for an extended warranty mine cost less than £300 a year and covered all the expensive bits along with the non expensive parts, if you're buying a lower mileage car you can get a very good warranty

I've bought a new Mondeo TDCI so I must think they're doing something right - the Mk4 is an exceptional car you get a lot for your money. I love it even more than the Mk3

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