so, Recently, my CMAX lost a fight to a vauxhall, and the numbers seem too close to call, suggesting I will be getting it written off. if that is the case, I am eying up a few mondeo's locally. 2 of the three appear to be the LX model, which as far as I can see, is perfectly fine, as all it seems to be missing is the front fogs, however the rest inclusive of cruise control appears to be there! so leather seats I am not too fussed, nor am I by the heated element either!
So the question is, if I am looking at around a 2006, I have two LX's at less than 126 (126 and 113 thousand miles to be exact) where one of those is on my doorstep,one not so, alternatively here is a ghia, 20 miles away which is 136 thousand miles, and about the same price.
I know I should be keeping an eye out for the likes of the DMF and clutch replacement, and also the injectors could do with a receipt for recently replaced to make sure I get the most out of it, but otherwise, I dont see any problems or any other red flags that I need to be aware of when buying a mondeo!
I would be going for the bullet proof 2.0 variant, and might go for a tuning box or remap or something just to give it a bit more get up and go, and I would hopefully be treating it to a terraclean service to make sure its in the best possible health when I really start to use it!
So any thoughts from anyone as to what to watch out for or what else to get, I think those are the main factors above, and I cant think of anything else that would be a worry? Sadly the budget I expect will be around £1800 for which I am hoping to get the tax and MOT inclusive, so my wild hopeful idea of an ST would be long on the other side of the rainbow, along with the unicorns and the pot of gold