ok, so I'm now starting a 3rd car diary
even I know I don't need 3 Mondeos but I've often thought 2 would be good: one to get used and abused for work and one to be lovely and clean and polished for those rare days when I'm not working.
anyway I had no intentions of buying a diesel as I believe it equates to a life of misery with injector troubles, black smoke and fuel pump issues
However I desperately needed a new Mondeo and there seemed to be several 2.0 diesels for sale at around £600 - all at once. I contacted the sellers and got vague responses and was getting desperate when I saw a 2.2 advertised locally for £695.
Long story short I went and bought it. The guy said he only wanted £600 for it and when I got home the 2 other guys called Ina with 2.0s had messaged me saying 'car ready'.
the 2.2 seems to be the stuff of legends: pulls like a train, does 70mpg etc and I have to say I've looked for them on Ebay loads of times but never seemed to see one in my price range - which is low - so it's kinda weird to have got one.
It's the Edge model which I don't like cos of the alloys, it's silver which I'm not sure about for a workhorse and it's done 135000 miles (roughly). It's also the hatch which isn't great as I always have ladders on the car which means you can't open the hatch.
I've only driven it for about an hour and it feels very agricultural on start-up but it does get better with speed.
Going on a long run on Friday which will be a good test of its abilities, assuming I make it there and back
my 1st Mondeo behind it (1.8 petrol hatch)