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Ford Mondeo 2000?how Reliable Is It And Parts Availability?

What is the performance of a ford mondeo 2000 and are the parts readily available in Lagos.Please i need an answer. urgently.

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@ SUltaan

Well spoken

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Everything about Ford spitting spark plugs, cruise control fires etc is correct, but in my cheap opinion, if I can fix most of the problems and the parts are cheap, I'll rather pay 40% less for the same class of vehicle.

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hi poster

Ford Mondeo is a very reliable car to use, i have used it b4 n and it proves its worth. what i am not sure about is the availability of the parts in the nigerian market. but i assure you if it is available it will be cheap, because there are lots of theparts in the u.k junkyards begging to be bought for cheap. Go ead and try it out.

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@Kem

You are welcome.

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Kem

If you want to know my recmdn, I'd say a 4runner. Less problems, not to hard on fuel and it'll strife on failing parts till it completely kaputs. A Cherokee is not easy on fuel and doesn't hold the ground as the 4runner does. It wouldn't be a funy truck when it begins to get old. I don't know anything about Isuzu's. I know Toyota's are built for 10 years 200,000 miles or 250 depending on the year. As for parts, Toyota isn't that expensive (except you are in the States). If I was going for 4X4's I'd go for Toyota. A Cherokee also drives like a pick up truck.

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Hi Ivvie, thye question on my initial post was meant for you. i mean the recommendation of the right choice of suv. pls do advice.

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Shaiguy

I'm not science inclined but engineering. I'm not good in science nor liberal arts. There are articles on these that are simple with no jargons or technical terms.

One thing I know (and I think it's a law governing life) is if you take the time to do your homework concerning a product or item and you extensively acquire knowledge about it, you seem to lord over what you will acquire. You are the first person that I know that owns a Ford that's having no issues. I rushed into buying my very first car. I spent so much money and became broke that I had to use my executive class ticket to Lagos money on it. As I was replacing parts, other parts were spoiling because new parts were being placed on old parts. A nigerian sold the vehicle to me far higher than the book value and the car had more than 11 severe accidents within a 5 year period. The car had it's own personality and I believed it was cursed. The car fax to that vehicle was more than 20 pages and clean record is 9. The state refused to register it and some papers were done to have it rectified. I did bad that semester and ended up donating it to a salvage dealer to have it stripped then crushed.

It's a very painful lesson and with all my background and knowledge, my friends still tease me to date. The last vehicle I bought took me 7 months of research because I made my mind not to be a profit specimen to repair dealers.

Hei, that VIN you looked up, thumbs up. I believe nigerians appreciate people like you. I wish I had someone tell me when it was my time.

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Ivvie,

I fully understand where you are going and i fully respect that.

I probably am not as deep in my research as you are and i might not know enough to justify my point but like i said ford has served me well so far.

I remember the firestone/ford tire issues from way back but in the end, nobody really could say ford or firestone was responsible for the reported accidents

I currently drive a 2001 explorer that drives reasonably ok and expecting delivery of a 2004 version first week next month without any hesitation, i did my research online b4 i got the 2001 and also the 2004 and still i exercise no doubt about the vehicle.

All car manufacturers have recalls from time to time, ford is no exception

I personally feel safer knowing Americans built my car (I hope they did o)

Your talk on Material Science, Finite Element Analysis / Stress Analysis goes to show you probably are a science inclined person, not me o

Thanks for clearing up a lots of points though, much appreciated

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You seem to know quite a lot about cars, which suv will u recomend toyota 4runner, grand cheroke or isuzu. pls i need ur candid advice before i make my choice.

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Shaiguy

I'm not dissing you nor Ford owners but the corporation themselves. They actively put people in danger because of profit. They don't care and will not look out for your welfare. Americans have been loyal till the past year or two when it suddenly dawned on them that some people were getting richer off their loyalty while they were left to foot huge repair bills. I live in Texas and lots of high ways and a couple of race tracks. Ford is known to spit spark plugs out. The explorers, F series and the Mustangs (V8 models and V10). Would you say that this wasn't documented before it was sent for production? The software used would have given them the failure criterion of each plugs with respect to the threads, combustion pressure and surrounding heat. But because it'll be at a cost that they aren't willing to shed, they leave it to the customer's that will purchase it.

You'll understand what I am talking about if you a simple research on Material Science, Finite Element Analysis / Stress Analysis. Just brisk through. You'll have a different reaction to anything you purchase or where and how you'd spend your money. Things won't fool you anymore. You'd rather save to get what you want than compromise.

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Sultaan, the 2.7L Chrysler engines are known for timing chain failures without warnings.  Any vehicles not designed well will not perform well or stand the test of time.  I have no experience with american cars because they are intentionally not built to last.  Remember in the adverts, "Best in class in Initial Quality."  The initial quality is a polished way to say it's only good when its very new.  I know how these cars are built, I know how machine components are built and the life it's designed for. Every component is designed with a life span and the life span is being calculated. American cars are designed just to the marginal point where it doesn't fail till the warranty is over. This can be fully explained through material science of finite element analysis (and I'm not going there).

Ford's are just bad cars, period.  Not just bad cars but the corporation also is a home wrecker and a decedence to the society.  They are finally fulfilling the "law of diminishing returns" and that's in quote - symbolic.

And they wonder why they aren't selling.

They once built good vehicles. In my department, one of my professors has a 1938 Ford truck. This truck is still on it's original engine. An air conditioner and A/C has been vamped into this truck. It was given to him by his grandfather who owned a wood company. It's stud and hugs the ground. Today's trucks would burn down your home or leave you stranded. In traffic sometime ago, fire was blazing out of a Ford Powerstroke exhaust pipe. Would you call that entertainment? I believe they have placed a spell on people to still return and purchase their vehicles. Go online and read about the mustangs of the late 50's through '70's and investigate why those jalopies ended up in flames and gasoline spilling to the front row seats.

The Covair?! That's just another episode. A car that gets into a wrech when parked by itself. You wouldn't need someone to conclude that they aren't worth your money.

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Let me guess your experience with a lemon American car makes you think they are all possesed by a demon.I just like any car with timming chain.

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Ford Taurus is not a reliable car!

Fords are Found On Roads Dead!

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Mondeo is used in Europe, so parts should be a little expensive. In eurpoe it has a good following, A similar car in America is called Taurus a good car.

Taurus to Mondeo is as Bulldog to Bullet

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I dont know about mondeo parts; But i have been seeing it around in lagos though.

Fords are gradually being accepted into the nigerian market so i belive the parts should be available, though not as much as the other main makes.

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Does onaybody in the forum as an anwer to this.please

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