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Help Needed Please.. I Want To Buy A Used Mondeo Estate!

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#16 baitman

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:04 PM

all being equal, you will probably get a better mondeo for your money than the same age/mileage passat.

 

rather than spend more on a better 'badge' maybe you should spend more on a better mondeo  B)



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#17 stooge75

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:19 PM

Have u thought about an octavia? Brilliant car also. Old man's got the ambiente 90. No guts but upto 70mpg on m/way & 55mpg around town. Great engine if you get the common-rail & not the PD. built like tanks. Pretty damn good in snow/ice,but then the mondeo is ok too. I'll sell you my mondeo if you want one

#18 Mattboyd

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:24 PM

You're up near Aberdeen right?

I'm in Dorset!

#19 bladeage

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:40 PM

lol......

 

We also have a 55 plate vauxhall Signum 1.9 cdti Elite that has now done 140k, the clutch and dmf was done at 85k and other than an absolute mare of decoking it over 3 weekends recently everything is good, except for the big plume of smoke when started first thing in a morning .....probably turbo seals or valve seals or dripping injector,one or the other!

 

I brought this car for £2300 with 113k knowing it had a new clutch and dmf and reckoned I would get another 40k out of it without much problem, touch wood the car will do the next 13k without much problem, in the event of the turbo or other bits needing doing in that time then I will gladly chuck £600 at it to put it right, and if it is still good at the terminal mileage I gave it from buying then we will keep it and overhaul it properly.

 

That is my missis's car, 

 

I just recently brought a 2007 Mondeo 2.0 tdci Zetec with 103k (old shape), the guy wanted £2,400 for it, there was no history over the phone and up front it had been damaged repaired in the boot area (hpi clear!), I had the conversation with the bloke over the phone, decided it was worth a look and was that impressed with it I gave him £1,800 with full mot, it is a very nice unmarked car and absolutely runs like new, no issues whatsoever!

 

Tip......

 

If buying a second hand car then a newly repaired car is sometimes a good option if done well etc as the accident and insurance claim is the reason it is up for sale and not because it has some problem with the engine etc etc.

 

Anyways back to the crux of the conversation.....

 

If it is a  VW, Ford, Vauxhall (Fiat), Renault, Citroen etc etc then they all have problems that will arise sooner or maybe not later?, it is down to the buyer to check the car out properly and make informed decisions on mileage,service history,intended future usage etc.

Each engine manufacturer in the case of Fiat (vauxhall,Saab etc) sell millions of these engines and they are on the whole very good for 100k if the service and driving limits are met; Ford have sold the 2.0 tdci in the absolute millions, I guess I am one of the lucky ones to get one with no problems over 100k???? I think not there are loads out there with plenty more miles than mine that are still running strong.

When buying a car,especially a diesel,it is imperative to take a look outside the box and weigh things up, why is it for sale? does it pull well, is it hesitant? History of new parts,whats been done at what mileage? how many owners sometimes says a car has had lots of faults?!

We have to remember that loads of people on the various forums have joined up because they have brought a car on the cheap and are here to get advice on repairs, which is great because hopefully they will get a result and a cheap car!




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