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Oxide

Member Since 10 Sep 2012
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Returning Member

28 August 2014 - 12:26 PM

Well I'm back, not exactly a new member, I had some fun making small mods on my 1.6 Focus Zetec with lots of help and advice from the great members here. I gave up after a while as I lost interest in my focus, however I am now returning along with the purchase of my new 59 plate 2.2L Mondeo Titanium X Sport.

Glad to be back and looking forward to adding some slight mods and seeing what you guys have been up to since I've disappeared!


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Shopping For A Mondeo

22 July 2014 - 07:29 PM

I currently have an 08 focus 1.6 zetec, it's been a great car and I had some fun with the modifications, but I'll be changing workplace soon which will involve a much longer commute. In my mind this gives me a perfect excuse to start car shopping.

I really like the look and feel of the mondeo, having test driven an 09 titanium x sport 2.2l, really enjoyed the car but unfortunately that specific car simply had too many niggling issues for me to be happy with the price.

Now that I'm shopping around and having a closer look, I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations as to how much better the 2.2 titanium x sport is versus the 2.0l titanium x. Obviously the gadgets should be the same being the same trim spec, just losing the red accents to the leather etc. But performance and reliability wise, is there a massive difference? I realise there will be a drop in overall power which comes with 20 less BHP but is it massively noticeable?

Like I said the main purpose of the new car is for comfort and mpg due to the new commute (roughly 100 miles a day) would I be sacrificing decent mileage going for the 2.2 sport if it was driven responsibly?

Also can someone explain the pros and cons of timing chain vs. cam belt?

Lots of questions I know, any insight would be appreciated.