Bwlmog

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About Bwlmog

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  • First Name
    Neil
  • Ford Model
    Mondeo
  • Ford Year
    2016
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Bridgend
  1. Hi Jonro2009, It certainly was and the comment is certainly aimed at you. I’ve really appreciated your help over the past few days. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Considering the limited brightness of the Halogen bulbs (I think in this day and age they should have put Xenon in as standard - particularly on the ST and Titanium models), what bulbs are people using to get the best light possible? Also, will a ford dealership replace the bulbs with own sourced items or are you tied to their stock items? Thanks in advance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thank you for flagging this group up. As someone looking to buy a Mondeo MK5 the level of support and advice I’ve received from this group has been nothing short of brilliant. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Just checked for the Mondeo I was looking to buy and it’s exactly the same. Crazy money, I currently have a Hyundai Santa Fe which is a huge car and the battery for that is around £140. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks for the clarification. changing subject slightly, in real world conditions is there a significant difference between the 150bhp and 180bhp variants in terms of general performance? thanks in advance
  6. Would you say that the Halogen lights are worse than those in other cars or is it simply that halogen aren’t great compared to LED and Xenon alternatives? my previous car was a Vauxhall Insignia and it had halogen and whilst not brilliant, they were ok as most of my night driving is on main roads and motorways.
  7. Did the test and was surprised at how well the Powershift transmission worked and the pull in the 180bhp engine. Unfortunately, the car wasn’t as advertised and it didn’t include the LED adaptive lights. As I understand it the standard headlights are next to useless which means I’m probably going to have to walk away. Hugely disappointing, otherwise very impressive.
  8. Hi 1979Damian, Thank you for taking the time to reply. I’ve heard so many horror stories about the Powershift it’s nice to hear that the gearbox on the Mondeo isn’t dogged with the same issues. I understand that servicing should be done every three years or 36,000 miles whichever comes first. For peace of mind I’d happily do it every two years ( or 20,000 miles for me). I’ll book a test drive. Thanks again.
  9. Hi Jonro2009, I’d love to know how you installed a reverse camera via Sync (was it 2 or 3)?
  10. Hi, I’m hoping someone can help. I’m looking at buying a new shape Mondeo and have seen a 66 plate at a local Main Dealer. It’s the Titanium X model with 18,000 miles on the clock. It’s the 180bhp version with the Powershift transmission (wet version). I’ve read a lot of conflicting reports around this transmission and understand that the main issues were with smaller cars (Fiesta and Focus). However the doesn’t seem to be any real consensus on the transmission with newer Mondeo’s. I know that the transmission requires an oil and filter change every 36,000 / 3 years, which isn’t an issue. What I’m trying to find out is whether the old problems still exist and what the car is like around town and with hill starts. As a supplementary question. If the Powershift is plagued with issues, is there any real difference in performance between the 2.0l TDI 150bhp and 180bhp variants? Any views and experiences would be welcomed as it’s a great deal but at the moment I’m nervous. Thanks in advance and Happy New Year.
  11. Hi bronc, I’ve been looking at a late 2016 Mondeo 2.0 TDI with Powershift, I understand it’s the “wet” transmission which requires a oil and filter change every 36,000 miles. I’m hearing conflicting stories on this variant. Some are saying it’s fine providing you keep the service intervals, whilst others are saying that it’s still has a high failure rate (although significantly better than the dry variant). I’d welcome your views on this please. Thanks in advance.
  12. Hi, how are you finding the powershift? I was all set to buy a late 2016 Mondeo 2.0 TDI (14,000 miles in clock and with a Ford Maindealer) with the powershift system but was put off by a number of mixed reports on its reliability and longevity. I understand that the system needs to have an oil change and filters every 36 months and this costs around £250-£300 from a main dealer which isn’t a problem. However if it’s temperamental and suffers with high failure rates then it’s not going to be an option. Any thoughts and experiences thus far would be welcomed. Thanks in advance.