Advantages: Smooth, comfortable drive; spacious; cheap to run, cruise control; heated windscreen Disadvantages: Electrics (heater, cd player, radio) can be a bit 'iffy'; rust now appearing
...of sporty cars (Golf GTi (tweaked) and Subaru Legacy (ditto)), whilst the Senator had been 'chipped'. I was once a rally driver and I was therefore disappointed by the performance of this car. Frankly, it's sluggish, whatever the raw published performance figures might suggest.
The bog-standard Ford engine has been set up for good low-speed torque (good) with a distinct 'step' in...
Advantages: Good looks, versatile large boot, handling. Disadvantages: For us none.
...a legend and I think Henry would be proud.
* The Ford Mondeo.
The Mondeo first appeared in 1993 and was designed with the Granada market in mind, sales rep's and executives as well as families found it appealing but to be honest we had a Granada at the time and we didn't think it would suit us but how wrong we were proved to be, it recieved it's first facelift in October 1996 and then was...
Advantages: Comfort with performance. Smile factor Disadvantages: high running costs
...a little high, around town i average about 23 miles to the gallon, on a run this gets up into the high 30's. But remember this is a 3 litre V6 beast of a engine, don't buy it for good fuel consuption, buy a diesel or Kia that does 60 MPG.
Servicing at Ford main dealers brings all the usual extortionate labour costs and they never repair when they can replace, but that's no different to other...