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Old 01 November 2015, 05:59   #1
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Ford mondeo 2.2 stdi estate..ANY GOOD?

Seen a mondeo st estate for sale. 2.2 diesel

65k
Leather heated seats
Cruise control
Parking sensors
Etc really nice condition
4200!!

Anything else of that spec your looking at 7.5k or so.

Anyone owned on before or had any experience to know what they're like?

Thanks!!!
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Old 01 November 2015, 10:36   #2
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I don't know how old this is but I had a pair of titanium X sport estates in 2012/13

Both were the 200hp 2.2 diesel and had touchscreen sat nav in dash.

Between them both they were back at the dealer over 20x in 18 months. The first one accounting for most of that. It was so bad I rejected the car legally and they ordered me another new one.....also had to reject it, not an easy task.

The main issues I had was the reversing camera wouldn't work consistently, dash software freeze, window wipers failed, car kept saying no key present and wouldn't start meaning tow time, engine management lights.

The very day I picked up the new replacement the window wipers failed and the day I picked it up from dealer again the reversing camera failed. I gave them 3 months to fix the camera and various trips to the dealer, within a week of the fix it broke again, both cars had this issue.

My ford dealer was brilliant I have to say, various ford people came and seen the car and no one could fix them. Due to the rejections they had to give me a full refund so it didn't cost me depreciation on either car.

It seems the estate Mondeo and the big engine are built in a different factory and they always told me the small engines don't have those issues, I didn't want the small engine though!!!!

3 friends have mondeo diesels from 06 plates to 12 plates with various engines, all of them have had engine management problems to some degree in last year or so.

Personally, I will never buy another ford. I loved the look of mine too......
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Old 01 November 2015, 12:23   #3
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The one I'm looking at is 54 plate. Looks pretty nice, yet to view it though.
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No experience with that age, can't help I'm afraid.

I had an 06 cdti vectra though, great car. 52mpg on motorway, the fords were 40 at best. Had 7 vectras/insignias on the spin through the years and very reliablable, towed my RIB fine.
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The one I'm looking at is 54 plate. Looks pretty nice, yet to view it though.
4 half grand for a 54 plater is to much money i would want a later model for that money buy a skoda octavia vrs diesel twice the car than a mondeo thousands of taxi drivers cant be wrong
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The reason a lot of taxis are Skoda's (in my area anyway) is they pay you for downtime. Ie your daily rate while broken or servicing etc. Taxis spend a lot of time off the road for maintainence so good marketing whoever thought of that.

I know someone who runs a couple and although reliable enough that was not why they bought them. I don't know if that is national or regional though.
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OK 54 plate is not far off my old 2nd miles focus.

Being a bit of a Ford fan (partly cos there is an awesome free elm poking software out there) I have the 1.8 tractor diesel (engine same as the transit connect) and wot I'd say is if it's used then any issues should have been ironed out. Same with any used car.

If it ain't already got a hitch get westfalia leccies if you fitting a hitch.
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Picked it up on Friday!!

Love it! Nice amount of power and it feels great. Loads of toys on it to keep it entertaining!

Really happy with it!!

Needs a new down pipe (30) so that's not a huge issue and also the drivers heated seat doesn't work!

Am am going to put the upgraded recaro seats in anyway so as long as there's power going to the seat we're okay!
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We have a 09 plate 2.0 TDCI Titanium x mondeo, 5 years without a single issue. Great cars, great value used, can't go wrong!
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Picked it up on Friday!!

Love it! Nice amount of power and it feels great. Loads of toys on it to keep it entertaining!

Really happy with it!!

Needs a new down pipe (30) so that's not a huge issue and also the drivers heated seat doesn't work!

Am am going to put the upgraded recaro seats in anyway so as long as there's power going to the seat we're okay!
What happened to the MG van conversion?
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