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Ford Mondeo (1996–2000)

Last updated 30 May 2018

Facelift of original. Criticisms of original very good Mondeo overcome, fine combination of ride, handling, performance, economy, and cheap maintenance.
Limited cockpit storage for odds and ends. Four-speed autos are short-lived. Manual clutches expensive to replace.
Updated 30 May 2018

Report of 1996P Ford Mondeo 1.8 Zetec-E petrol model reaching 240,000 miles on its original clutch with no trouble at all. Owner reports that the car still drives very well and the Zetec-e engine feels...

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