The Ballad of Mondeoman and the Mondeo from Hell.

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The Ballad of Mondeoman and the Mondeo from Hell.

#1 Post by mondeoman » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:23 pm

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Re: The Ballad of Mondeoman and the Mondeo from Hell.

#2 Post by adebov » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:44 pm

Sounds like you've got a "Friday car".
I had a similar experience with my old 407 oil burner.
After several turbos, a complete front end suspension rebuild, new A/C parts, new injectors, brakes which would wear out pads & discs in under 25,000 miles (my current Accord has just done its first 62,000 miles and it's still on the original front pads, and still on the original discs front & back), I finally got fed up with it and took a financial hit to get rid of the damn thing.

I know Mondeos can be ultra-reliable (the petrol ones, at least - the oil burners share too many common components with Pugs to be reliable).
The car (before the 407 piece of junk) was an early model new series Mondeo (on a '51' plate) - 2.0 Duratec petrol, did over 95,000 miles and not a single fault (apart from a recall to change the handbrake lever).

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#3 Post by mondeoman » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:58 pm

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#4 Post by mondeoman » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:37 pm

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#5 Post by mondeoman » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:17 am

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#6 Post by mondeoman » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:27 pm

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#7 Post by mondeoman » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:06 pm

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#8 Post by junkcatcher » Fri May 22, 2009 11:11 am

It is amazing how overcrowded and cramped the engine bays are on most modern cars, the Mondeo is even more cramped than others in its class. Just be glad you didn't buy a V6 Mondeo or worse a "Jagdeo". I was lucky with the Rover lots of working space under the bonnet.

Also if you had bought the SAAB you might have been unlucky run into the serious timing chain problems they suffer from.

GazNicki

#9 Post by GazNicki » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:43 am

I DID buy the V6 version, and wish I hadn't had it converted at all. I too have an OMVL kit on mine, but was under the impression it would have been a Romano with the LPGA Approved installer advertising it everywhere.

I have spend a fortune on a car that is worth a fortune to a few, and very little to the majority. My friday car will have to be a car for life, unless I can get myself a BMW 330D. I won't go back to LPG, or at least right now I won't ever go back to it.

And I will repeat what I have said to the wife since the ST200 Pig I own - After 3 Ford Mondeo's, one Ford Fiesta Zetec-S and a Ford Focus ... I WILL NEVER BUY A FORD AGAIN! EVER!

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