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#31 Jos7000

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:19 PM

I have a fault reader, if you wish and haven't sold it yet, I don't mind the short drive over there to have a look at it for you.

And the offer has no bearing on your wheels, lol.

It doesn't sound like 'Limp mode' because you could still drive it, albeit below 50.

 

Just let me know if you want a hand, Mondys are generally great cars and I have no problem giving assistance when and where I can. :-)



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:35 PM

I know how you feel. I certainly wouldnt touch another 1. Ive got mines running nearly 100% the way it should,& still getting rid of it. Biggest headaches on rd. ask ANY car dealer why they dont like buying/selling em & every1 will say its just not worth the hassle. They always tend to return with fairly high monetery repairs ie injectors,pump etc.
Next cars' definitely gonna be one built in germany(bmw/audi,&def not a golf)!.
Feel for you,as the stress can be unbearable

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:20 PM

I've had this one for 5 years, my previous one for 4 years and my next will be another one.

Best car for the money in it's class.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:29 PM

Ah well. Glad some folk like em. Sell u mines cheap.brand new box/injectors
Outta curiosity how many miles have you done in yours in the past 6 months

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:47 PM

Not many, but it's approaching 200,000 and I'm not scared to use it. :-)

 

The problem with any car is, if its owner doesn't look after it, it'll likely become unreliable.

 

I don't mean it's your fault, more likely the previous owner.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:07 PM

Not many, but it's approaching 200,000 and I'm not scared to use it. :-)
 
The problem with any car is, if its owner doesn't look after it, it'll likely become unreliable.
 
I don't mean it's your fault, more likely the previous owner.

There's a lot in that one,i'll give you that;)

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:30 PM

I rarely buy low mileage cars, with or without service history.
Cars that have been pilotted up and down motorways with higher miles have usually had less stresses than their low mileage counterparts. I once bought a car with 249,000 miles on it, that one lasted me 4 years too, lol.

 

I've never understood the mentality that we should buy a car that hasn't been used for the things it was designed for. These things are built to cruise at speed and a lot more comfortably than their German cousins and with a much less wallet pounding price, lol.

 

You know Mondeos of this age all have timing chains, not belts. Reasonable maintenance and they are good for many more miles than mine.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:00 AM

I've had this one for 5 years, my previous one for 4 years and my next will be another one.

Best car for the money in it's class.

Agreed, ive owned BMWs VWs etc - ive kept the Mondeo the longest

 

The Mondeo TDDI is a lot tougher/ more reliable than the TDCI, the Delphi injectors were never designed for modern, low sulphor diesel

 

There are Mondeo TDDIs with 330k+ and still running - brilliant car, fast, economical for the power, reliable, practical, good handling, etc - it will be difficult to replace - probably with a mk4 2.2 or a BMW 330D, but there is probably a few years left in it yet and im not even finished with the modifications  



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