End of the road for the Mondeo?

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Listening to Clarkson about the upcoming top gear series 3 and he is suggesting Ford are phasing out the Mondeo and no longer building a mid size family saloon.

I had noticed while when looking in showrooms now and again that it has been hard to find new Mondeo's for sometime but hadn't realised they were going to stop making them

I loved our Mondeo and the Cortina I had many years before that. The Mondeo was a really good tow car for us.

Anyone else heard this

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Listening to Clarkson about the upcoming top gear series 3 and he is suggesting Ford are phasing out the Mondeo and no longer building a mid size family saloon.

I had noticed while when looking in showrooms now and again that it has been hard to find new Mondeo's for sometime but hadn't realised they were going to stop making them

I loved our Mondeo and the Cortina I had many years before that. The Mondeo was a really good tow car for us.

Anyone else heard this

So you missed out on a Sierra.

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Never had one Keith ::bye:

However I did borrow my Brothers to bring my eldest daughter home when she was born so should have mentioned it:)

Edited by markf

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Had several MK 2 Cortinas and helped to build the first of the MK 1 Cortinas ==  great cars.

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I think the MK 3 Cortina was the first one I drove. It was a rental car from Aberdeen Airport. It was the first car I had encountered which had a single key for door and ignition, not to mention the first car I had driven with a steering lock.

On the key ring was a short length of thick, stiff copper wire. The rental agent explained that they were having trouble with the Ford steering locks and before inserting the key, the copper wire was inserted and vigorously worked up and down to free the tumblers before the key could be inserted and  turned!

My father had a Corsair 1600E, it kept randomly cutting out only to start again a few minutes later. This was eventually diagnosed as a plastic fuel filter mesh on the floor of the fuel tank. This was softened by petrol and getting drawn into the fuel line, the car stopped - the softened plastic floated out of the pipe and the car could be re-started - until next time!

A friend had one of the last Cortinas, the factory had added all sorts of un-ordered stuff (presumably to use them up?). His 1100cc car came with Air Conditioning - the drawback was if you turned on the Air Con at the traffic lights, it would stall the car!  

 

Cheers

Keith

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Yes a sad fact . my last three cars were mondeos .i loved the last one a 2.2 TDCI it had a slot for 6 cds which I loved . the one before was a Ghia estate built in sat nav. and the one before just basic .  All brilliant tow cars. 

I have changed to a Kuga automatic . It is no where near as nice as my mondeo . The boot is small I’m not happy with it at all . I just keep comparing it . But it does tow very well. 

I just have to get used to it I suppose unles can find a 3 year old top of the range one . The only one I saw last year was over 20K and bright red I couldn’t afford that and couldn’t have lived with the colour . 

 

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My first car was a Ford Zephyr MK2 followed by a Cortina MK2.  Also had a Ford Anglia and Ford Corsair the latter was just a more luxurious version of the Cortina except that it had column shift plus a couple of American Fords with V8 engines. 

We leased a Mondeo in 2010 that had an automatic box.  The automatic box or Powershift is without doubt the worst automatic box I had ever encountered.  Eventually Ford took back the car and gave us a full refund less about one instalment.  No more Fords since.  Otherwise the Mondeo had all the toys you needed to make life comfortable although seats were not that great for comfort on a long trip.

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