C,mon its a no-brainer. If youre on here asking about buying a used mondeo,for gods sake,dont go near one.
Mines has a new Gearbox,EGR(theres a grand straight away,& the box was under half price!!!
I dont rag mines,in fact it gets treated really well. had been averaging 52mpg overall.
But the cons are: It still pulls to the left,& eveything has been renewed nearly. Seemingly the rack control valves are prone to be problematic,but ah hell,i can live with that for now.
EGR,injector,PCM issues that are just waiting for ya at ur lowest ebb,to appear lol
the only pro i can think of is that theyre fairly comfy to drive.(my 406 was the comfiest car ever).
That brings me to todays good news.I was hearing a clacking when engines cold,& thought it was lifters or thereabouts,so I put it into a diesel specialist(guys at the top o his game up here),& foned him wee while ago.
"Ah the problem is your injectors,theyve been tested(all four),and ALL four are Kaput".He could try a valve repair,but success rate is average & no telling how long they'd last so no guarantee....OR replace all four injectors at a lovely £700. AAAhhhhh Ford I hate your very name.
So anyway Ive decided to replace all four. He did say once its done it'll run spot-on 100%.
I have no faith in any car made by Ford whatsoever. Even VW/Audi injectors are better(yes you heard me right,even the PD injectors!). Another specialist said that the Delphi's are absolute rubbish,& ford shouldnt have chosen them in the 1st place.
A few regulars wont like this because o me rubbishing the Mondeo,but a hell of a lot o folk will agree with me.I just wouldnt like to see anyone else get lumbered with one o these piles a kak.
If someone offers you mondy,dont buy it.If its really cheap,definitely dont buy it lol.Theres dozens of em for sale all with misfires(slight lol),erratic idles,electronic issues,& if the owners dont wanna keep em,it tells you something right there.