No Mondeo Owners in the US


Ford Mondeo ST220
07-15-2004, 02:47 AM
Is there no Mondeo ownwers in the US?
This is going to be a classic car in Sweden and in all of Europe.

Slangen

redhorseV6
08-01-2004, 03:14 PM
nope, no mondeos over here. i was in england last week and they were everywhere and i was thinking, "what the hell are those?" they're like a smaller version of the taurus, which is ford's flagship sedan in the states. it's bigger and has a V6 (not sure what mondeo has, assuming 4 cylinder).

Ford Mondeo ST220
08-02-2004, 12:18 AM
My car is a Mondeo ST220 and it has a 226bhp v6 engin and that is a more sporty edition.
Factory sports syspention, anti sway bars, 18" aloy weels is standard as well as a 6 speed gearbox.

Moppie@af
08-02-2004, 12:33 AM
The previous generation Mondeo was sold in the states badged as a "Contour" but the car is really little more than a restyled Mazda 626, and Europe, the US and Japan (as well as asia) all got basicly the same models with differnt names.


The new Mondeo is something quite differnt. While it shares the same basic platform as the new Mazda 6, its a very differnt car, and a true return to the British and German Ideal of a company car. An ideal started by cars like the Consul Capri and Zepher, and reached by the Cortina.
The new Mondeo is the Cortina of the new millineum, and prehaps in 20 years might have a similar classic status.

Tractor 68 Boy
08-18-2004, 07:59 AM
So its pretty much a Contour SVT?

beyondloadedSE
08-18-2004, 10:20 AM
Ive seen a few mondeos over here in the states. The new mondeo st220 is more like the mazda 6 since both share the 3.0L duratec.

zx2srdotnet
10-24-2004, 10:43 PM
i didnt think mazda used ford motors, they just designed similar ones

tour95
01-30-2005, 07:59 PM
The previous generation Mondeo was sold in the states badged as a "Contour" but the car is really little more than a restyled Mazda 626, and Europe, the US and Japan (as well as asia) all got basicly the same models with differnt names.


The new Mondeo is something quite differnt. While it shares the same basic platform as the new Mazda 6, its a very differnt car, and a true return to the British and German Ideal of a company car. An ideal started by cars like the Consul Capri and Zepher, and reached by the Cortina.
The new Mondeo is the Cortina of the new millineum, and prehaps in 20 years might have a similar classic status.

The Contour sold in the U.S. between 1995 and 2000 was designed by Ford of Europe as the Mondeo and shared no parts with the Mazda 626. The no longer available Ford Probe shared mechanicals, etc.. with the Mazda 626. You may have gotten the two confused. When I had my Contour at a local dealer once, the service manager said, these Japanese cars can be a real problem. Just goes to show the expertise of some dealer personnel. Anyway, I wish the Contour had stayed around long enough to have evolved along with the current Mondeo, which is a very nice ride.

RodCar
10-21-2005, 09:34 AM
Just for information: I live in Mexico and Mondeos here are a very expensive cars, I have one myself is a Ghia 2004 Mondeo, I do not know why in USA they do not have them, anyway the new Ford called Fusion will be available in USA and is like a Mondeo pretty much.

saph.st24
12-17-2005, 08:42 AM
i own a mondeo st24 mk2 its a lovely car to drive with it lower ride height 18in alloy, scorpion exhaust,k&n air filter (i love this car

saph.st24
12-17-2005, 08:52 AM
p.s i am not from america like it says on my profile but i am english and in england

saph.st24
12-17-2005, 09:01 AM
Ive seen a few mondeos over here in the states. The new mondeo st220 is more like the mazda 6 since both share the 3.0L duratec.
the picture you have shown is known over here as a mk1 mondeo we are now on the mk6 mondeo and are one of the nicer cars we have over here it not a very expencive car to buy and is a very popualar car thats because ford are reliable and cope very well with the british weather

saph.st24
12-17-2005, 09:03 AM
Just for information: I live in Mexico and Mondeos here are a very expensive cars, I have one myself is a Ghia 2004 Mondeo, I do not know why in USA they do not have them, anyway the new Ford called Fusion will be available in USA and is like a Mondeo pretty much.
over here the fusion is nothing like the mondeo it is a cross between a ford focus and a ford fiesta the latter being a very small car and not very fast in the slightest

replicant_008
12-27-2005, 05:20 PM
The V6 Mazda 2.5 litre engine is a completely different engine entirely from the Duratec 2.5 and 3 litre engines. Confusingly, the Mazda V6 was used in the BTCC Mondeo driven in the 90s not the Duratec V6.

To make it even more confusing, the Duratec 4 cylinder series engines (which replaced the Zetec ones) were engineered by Mazda but are made by Ford and also appear in some of the European Mazdas but not in Asia Pacific where the engine is a Mazda one.

The most recent Mazda 6 uses a 2.0 litre and 2.3 litre 4 cylinder - again a Mazda design and manufacture with a turbo'd version in the MPS.

The Mazda 626 (and later Mazda 6) and the Mondeo are entirely different chassis and bodies.

However, the current Mazda 2/Ford Fiesta and the Mazda 3, Ford Focus are related (and there's a Volvo spinoff the 3/Focus chassis) with common platforms although engines differ. The new Focus XR5 uses a turbo 5 cylinder engine derived from the low blow Volvo modular in line 4/5/6 cylinder family.

The Mazda engines tend to like revs and squeeze a little bit more throttle response and power out than the Ford ones. The Ford ones tend to be more economical and pull better in the mid-range but don't have the sparkle of the mazda ones

WeekendRambo
05-16-2009, 07:34 AM
In Ireland ... The police force ( Gardai ) use the Ford Mondeo, myself I currently own a Mondeo TD Zetec Saloon ... Great car indeed!!:loser:

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