Ford says farewell to 'Mondeo man' as car to be phased out
25/03/2021 | news | business | 1,188
The car, which became synonymous with a certain type of British motorist, will be phased out next year.
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25/03/2021 16:04:15 88 11
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Blair was referring to a Sierra owner whom he met during the 1992 election campaign. Mondeos weren't introduced until a year later.

History distorted the rest.
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25/03/2021 16:57:42 78 1
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And this is what he said in 1996
“ . I can vividly recall the exact moment that I knew the last election was lost. I was canvassing in the Midlands on an ordinary suburban estate. I met a man polishing his Ford Sierra, self-employed electrician, Dad always voted Labour. He used to vote Labour, he said, but he bought his own home, ...., he was doing quite nicely, so he said I’ve become a Tory.”
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25/03/2021 17:43:34 2 0
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I seem to remember one of the motoring mags tried to track down Sierra man after Blair's comments in 1996. Can't remember if they were successful or not but they did managed to narrow it down to four or five electricians who admitted to owning Sierras at the time.
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25/03/2021 17:51:08 2 0
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specifically, that was a Sierra Cosworth
26/03/2021 12:41:11 0 0
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That is amusing, Blair & Campbell distorted History, so nice to know it got its own back
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25/03/2021 16:05:44 49 9
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Cortina man, Sierra man, now Mondeo man, RIP, RIP, RIP.

But life goes on, there'll be another.
Maybe a woman, or a trans instead of a .....man
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25/03/2021 16:18:16 40 181
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However MARGRET THATCHER STAMPED UPON THE ENTIRE CAR INDUSTRY TO TRY TO KILL OFF THE RED ROBBO UNION INDUSTRY!
INSTEAD SHE KILLED THE ENTIRE VEHICLES INDUSTRY IN THE UK, WE THE BRITS NO LONGER OWN OR HAVE ALMOST ANTHING To DO WITH IT.
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ken
25/03/2021 16:40:31 8 0
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Don't forget the Anglia and corsair
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25/03/2021 17:00:41 8 2
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Remember Zodiac man, Granada man and Scorpio man too. Ford made some terrific cars over the years. Had four of them. Nothing now compares.
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25/03/2021 17:42:51 3 0
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I thought that's what a crossover was
469
25/03/2021 18:28:14 1 0
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What? Back on the tablets, for you, I think.
991
26/03/2021 01:55:26 0 0
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Perhaps the 'cross over trans' ?
26/03/2021 12:50:39 1 0
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They've being doing a 'Trans it' for many years, though a hetero, I loved my sliding door 'Trans its', though the were blue not white. Ah for the days when I thought I was immortal (No not the Covid Pandemic) my youth when pushing 70+ in my transit, no seat belts, sliding door open, I travelled the motorways (Empty motorways virtually) of the UK
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25/03/2021 16:06:44 11 1
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What's me Dad gonna drive now?
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25/03/2021 16:11:36 447 28
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RIP The REP mobile ??, not convinced by SUV's though, dont really work in practice, marketeers invention
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25/03/2021 16:36:00 427 11
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Agreed. Old style estates were roomier than modern SUVs
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25/03/2021 16:45:32 74 2
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Totally agreed on the SUVs. What's the point in paying a premium for a vehicle where the weight's in the wrong place just so you can pretend you've got an off-roader. Silly things.

Had a Mondeo a few years back. In terms of VFM it was stunning, and it's still arguably the most comfortable car I've ever driven.
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25/03/2021 16:52:09 39 5
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I still call them cortinas.
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25/03/2021 17:13:01 8 29
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You can always get a Vauxhall Insignificant instead. If you thrash it enough apparently you can pretend to keep up with the BMWs in that too.
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25/03/2021 17:16:48 24 2
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Particularly when not even four wheel drive
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25/03/2021 17:37:43 42 2
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SUV.. never has such a premium been paid for an extra piece of metal above the wheel arches!!
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25/03/2021 18:27:01 1 16
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Why would anyone have got one of these rather than a bmw?
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25/03/2021 18:48:19 2 10
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They must really work because people buy them one after the other. What you mean is that it doesn't work for you.
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25/03/2021 19:10:09 7 4
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Why do car manufacturers never give you a step ladder to get in and out of a SUV? It should be standard issue. Agree totally impractical.
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25/03/2021 19:32:23 4 0
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SUVs work for people who want a taller driving position and that’s it. Obviously an estate is better for unless you want to sit higher. A good set of tyres will beat a car with awd and rubbish tyres.
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25/03/2021 19:38:22 2 3
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I think a crossover is easier to get in and out of.. you just rotate in your seat and you're out.. parking a large saloon car in the ever shrinking spaces at Tesco and then trying to get up and out within about 10inches is a right pain, literally! Also the view of the road is better as you're higher up. It might not be as roomy but it's a good compromise
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25/03/2021 21:01:22 3 1
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Emerging market evidence alludes to buyers deserting saloons in droves.

Ford smells coffee accordingly.

#keepingupwiththejones
#theircarisbiggerthanmycar
#howdarethey
#adnauseam
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ET
25/03/2021 21:14:24 2 0
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Once you go further upmarket, you realise the improvements in comfort and everything else are so much more than the extra price.
SUV is just a marketing ploy. I have a Freelander which will carry a 2.4x1.2m sheet of ply, an armchair, a small sofa, etc. I sit in armchair in comfort in a vehicle that will ride comfortably over terrible road surfaces (most of Kent). Vauxhall are excellent too.
26/03/2021 08:13:07 0 0
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SUV’s are boring uninteresting vehicles, family hack abouts and they all look the same. The Qashqui is the Ford Escort of modern day motoring. Give me a saloon, hatchback or estate any day.
26/03/2021 10:37:47 1 0
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Try the Mazda 6 instead.

Much more stylish than a Mondeo.
26/03/2021 20:56:40 0 0
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all crap, all American cars are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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25/03/2021 16:13:08 14 0
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First car was Mk 3 cortina
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25/03/2021 17:13:46 2 0
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Kid!
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25/03/2021 17:14:32 0 0
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Mine too. That's possibly the reason I never bought another Ford........................
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25/03/2021 17:58:19 2 0
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My first car was a Ford anglia, spent more time under the bonnet than on the road. If you stood next to it and listened, you could hear it rusting away!
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25/03/2021 16:15:39 293 78
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Electrification is going to be a catastrophe, far, far into the future, not scrabbling for crude oil in far flung places, however scrabbling for exotic metals in extraordinary place also extraordinary technologies to recover said metals.
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25/03/2021 16:32:43 150 17
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Indeed! We'll be mining former landfill sites for valuable materials within twenty years. Mark my words! Some organisations and start ups are already looking at feasibility. Plastics/rubbers, metals, etc. Plus capturing the fuel value of decomposition gases being released.
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25/03/2021 16:35:25 18 20
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.............said a spokesperson for the society of oil producers........
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25/03/2021 17:08:11 19 8
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Unfortunately, the Lithium in batteries is uneconomical to recover. Check where Lithium is mined, and you'll realise that it's a potentially precarious strategic position to put ourselves in.
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PH2
25/03/2021 17:09:20 10 10
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there isn't a real other option. We are running out of fossil fuels, the time to switch is now. We can put our head in the sand, but eventually there's a hard stop with petrol, (weather we like it or not)

Now the question of re-charging infrastructure is a valid one (we're not ready)
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25/03/2021 17:11:09 19 8
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Electrification will likely be a stop gap to something better, like hydrogen (which has been mooted for decades) or something no-one has thought of.

Can't wait to see how winter traffic jams, where people spend the night in their cars and completely flatten their batteries get resolved. That's a lot of charging that'll be required.
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25/03/2021 17:17:26 12 20
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The only thing electrification is going to be a catastrophe is the filthy polluting oil industry. And that can't come soon enough.
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RC
25/03/2021 17:35:41 9 4
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Spot on. I recommend The Rare Metals War (non-fiction). It will make the early 70s oil crisis seem like a minor blip.
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25/03/2021 17:36:23 9 3
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Don't worry - batteries using carbon nanos have already been developed, just need the production processes sorting. In 5 years most new EV batteries will not use precious metals.
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25/03/2021 17:44:42 8 3
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What happened to the hydrogen car, emitting nothing but water vapour?
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25/03/2021 17:59:36 6 16
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The whole notion of owning a private cars is now wrong, whether it has batteries or a fuel tank. We can't afford to have these things if we are serious about combating climate change. They way forward is electric trolley buses, trams and trains that are directly connected to the grid. That should cover 90% of the population, and buses with batteries for the rest.
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25/03/2021 18:21:16 1 0
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You may be right, but it will be good for Cornwall. (Lithium)
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25/03/2021 18:38:05 9 1
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"Electrification is going to be a catastrophe..."

===

Electrification is the beginning of removing the private motor-car from the working classes. Cheap second-hand EVs will be useless with their clapped-out batteries. Cheap second-hand IC-engined cars are at least still useful vehicles.
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Si
25/03/2021 19:31:22 3 2
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That and the fact that, if living somewhere like London, you're stuffed buying electric when you park your car a street away from your home.
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25/03/2021 21:09:35 0 0
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All tropes.
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YWP
25/03/2021 21:17:35 2 0
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When we look back at how far ICE cars have come over the last 100 years - not least the huge leaps in lowering emissions over the last 20 years - can we have just a little imagination.

Today's technology is clearly not going to be powering the vehicles of 2030.
Thanks, Theo for the suggestions: 'SUV Steve' and 'Crossover Kate' -but surely the latter could be simplified to 'Megan; - who seems very cross over Kate! Removed
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25/03/2021 16:48:12 12 2
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The Megan would be back to the dealer within a week for the persistent whining nose!
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25/03/2021 16:54:39 0 1
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Brilliant
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25/03/2021 16:17:50 2 3
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preferred the ford escort, fiesta - did not like the razzle though
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25/03/2021 16:05:44 49 9
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Cortina man, Sierra man, now Mondeo man, RIP, RIP, RIP.

But life goes on, there'll be another.
Maybe a woman, or a trans instead of a .....man
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25/03/2021 16:18:16 40 181
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However MARGRET THATCHER STAMPED UPON THE ENTIRE CAR INDUSTRY TO TRY TO KILL OFF THE RED ROBBO UNION INDUSTRY!
INSTEAD SHE KILLED THE ENTIRE VEHICLES INDUSTRY IN THE UK, WE THE BRITS NO LONGER OWN OR HAVE ALMOST ANTHING To DO WITH IT.
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25/03/2021 16:23:57 83 15
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Thats because the unions destroyed our car industry in the 70s with a reputation of building awful cars that every other country could beat, nothing to do with politics, just bad business
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25/03/2021 16:39:54 36 3
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CAPS LOCK STUCK ON???
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25/03/2021 16:37:53 50 22
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No. The unions were the source of their own demise. Management lacked vision. The great Mrs Thatcher just put industries on their last legs out of their misery. We make more cars in the UK now than we did in Mrs Thatchers era. Without the stupid strikes.
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25/03/2021 16:45:04 50 4
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"Red Robbo" led 523 walkouts at the Birmingham car plant during a 30-month period. Doubt that helped the car industry.
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25/03/2021 17:03:38 10 1
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Stop shouting!!
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25/03/2021 17:12:51 2 0
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Shhhh!
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25/03/2021 17:13:12 6 13
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I think you'll find Brexit provides the real 'coup de grace'!
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25/03/2021 17:17:42 21 5
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STOP SHOUTING! And get a grip. The unions at that time (and many still are) totally out of control and not fit for purpose. Their original purpose was to look after the interests of the workers. Now they just look after the interests of their "leaders". Total disgrace.
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25/03/2021 17:51:16 10 1
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Your memory is letting you down. The British Car Industry was a disaster at the time and were producing Tat. Cars improved rapidly once BL went and people discovered cars that were way better. Ford had to improve ALL their models, which they did very quickly.
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25/03/2021 17:53:15 10 1
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Derek Robinson and his like pretty much nailed the coffin lid shut on the car industry and he very nearly destroyed the union movement as well.
509
25/03/2021 18:40:13 1 0
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Are you for real?
519
25/03/2021 18:43:09 2 0
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Hey shouty man.,, Any reason there is a lowercase ‘o’ in the final ‘to’? Some subliminal message?
542
25/03/2021 18:49:19 0 0
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Please don't shout at us, it's rude. (Caps lock on)
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25/03/2021 19:15:03 11 1
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Oh yeah, the British car industry that built terrible unreliable cars (Brit Ley), helped in no small part by the unions on strike every 5 minutes. I had a new Marina in 77 EVERYTHING that held a fluid leaked. Wing mirrors, radios, all extras. Fords were better but still held to ransom by the unions in Dagenham. Then the Nissans came in. Everything fitted as standard. You're talking rubbish chum
696
25/03/2021 19:49:30 3 1
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And Today's 'STOOPID Prize' goes to Cardoons ......
802
25/03/2021 20:49:47 2 0
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Unions had nothing to do with the industry ending up on its arse then ?
842
25/03/2021 21:12:31 2 0
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British Leyland executives would not have the free car that was offered them as a perk..Thats how bad they were !! Did Thatcher build them cars too ?? Your comments are moronic at best.. Move on, and realise the car industry back then was a joke!!
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ET
25/03/2021 21:24:55 4 0
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Since it was 1979 when Mrs T was elected she and her party can hardly be held accountable for the lamentable rubbish produced by BL in the 70s.
Along came the new Escort, Orion, Sierra, Astra, Cavalier. They took over the company car market, when most companies had a buy British policy.
No one wanted a BL car, except maybe a Jag. Rovers were simply awful.
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25/03/2021 21:47:47 0 0
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Stop shouting....
26/03/2021 12:54:54 1 0
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Give it up JC, you'll not be making a comeback. Used to play darts in a Liverpool pub with the BL Friday afternoon shift in the summers (I were a young student then), they said it was better than building cars & they'd still be able to hit bonus targets because they'd simply not swap the colour in the paint shop on the Monday, Red was so easy to paint. Ever wondered why so many red BL cars?
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25/03/2021 16:19:58 7 3
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Maybe doesn`t help that ford priced themselves out of the fleet driver market, you can lease BMW or Audi fleets for less and both of those appeal to reps more than a Mondeo.
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25/03/2021 16:20:52 62 8
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Still better than 90% built today, I couldn't kill mine, awesome machine, after 200,000 miles the engine lived on in another, lucky car, you'll never see anything as good again, I'm looking for a new machine but there's nothing any good anymore, NOTHING!
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25/03/2021 16:24:59 44 3
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Buy another one....while stocks last !
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25/03/2021 16:40:46 3 3
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I’m surprised. My first 2 cars were both Fords and both rustbuckets!
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25/03/2021 16:41:37 10 0
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Have a look at Kia/Hyundai, seven year warranties. Toyota, Honda, Mazda all make really reliable cars. Nothing from Germany though, unreliable, they are trading on their past reputation.
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25/03/2021 17:04:32 1 3
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From your name I'm assuming you're a Yorkshire farmer. Get on your wee Fergie now. Nothing can beat it.
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25/03/2021 16:22:00 12 0
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You knew what you were getting with a Mondeo, little problem, does exactly what it should do and great for contract leases
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25/03/2021 16:18:16 40 181
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However MARGRET THATCHER STAMPED UPON THE ENTIRE CAR INDUSTRY TO TRY TO KILL OFF THE RED ROBBO UNION INDUSTRY!
INSTEAD SHE KILLED THE ENTIRE VEHICLES INDUSTRY IN THE UK, WE THE BRITS NO LONGER OWN OR HAVE ALMOST ANTHING To DO WITH IT.
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25/03/2021 16:23:57 83 15
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Thats because the unions destroyed our car industry in the 70s with a reputation of building awful cars that every other country could beat, nothing to do with politics, just bad business
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25/03/2021 16:27:46 34 19
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No, it was rank bad MANAGEMENT, and businesses still today FAIL for the same reason.
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25/03/2021 16:38:35 13 34
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Ah you must be a “manager”? It’s always them that blame the workers when it goes wrong and take the credit when it goes right...
del
26/03/2021 12:08:10 0 0
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I remember the days when no one wanted to buy a britsh car built on a monday or friday! and they seemed to be on strike every other day.
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25/03/2021 16:20:52 62 8
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Still better than 90% built today, I couldn't kill mine, awesome machine, after 200,000 miles the engine lived on in another, lucky car, you'll never see anything as good again, I'm looking for a new machine but there's nothing any good anymore, NOTHING!
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25/03/2021 16:24:59 44 3
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Buy another one....while stocks last !
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25/03/2021 16:25:58 3 3
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Just a functional vehicle.
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25/03/2021 16:23:57 83 15
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Thats because the unions destroyed our car industry in the 70s with a reputation of building awful cars that every other country could beat, nothing to do with politics, just bad business
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25/03/2021 16:27:46 34 19
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No, it was rank bad MANAGEMENT, and businesses still today FAIL for the same reason.
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25/03/2021 16:39:26 36 15
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But unions aren't able to destroy businesses today, because Mrs Thatcher pulled their fangs out. I like it that people will now be commuting less. Will put the rail unions in their place.
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25/03/2021 16:27:54 25 8
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Getting to be expensive for what they are, those Fords! Agree with the comment about cheaper leasing elsewhere, too. Ford made five members of my immediate family redundant last year, despite outstanding performance by the Bridgend Engine Plant over 40 years. You can probably tell I've gone off them a bit. Will buy something else next time I need to renew my car
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25/03/2021 16:54:17 32 13
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It is not Ford's obligation to provide everyone job. The UK should innovate and create more companies instead of relying on factories made by Germans, Americans and Japanese. If you do rely on, expect to lose the jobs anytime.
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25/03/2021 16:40:09 3 0
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Hopefully something made in the UK!
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25/03/2021 17:32:03 1 1
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at least this is valencia production stpooing.
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25/03/2021 16:15:39 293 78
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Electrification is going to be a catastrophe, far, far into the future, not scrabbling for crude oil in far flung places, however scrabbling for exotic metals in extraordinary place also extraordinary technologies to recover said metals.
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25/03/2021 16:32:43 150 17
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Indeed! We'll be mining former landfill sites for valuable materials within twenty years. Mark my words! Some organisations and start ups are already looking at feasibility. Plastics/rubbers, metals, etc. Plus capturing the fuel value of decomposition gases being released.
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25/03/2021 16:41:56 19 2
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Why wait 20 years. Sounds like a good idea now. At least the search for metals has a chance of not changing the whole ecosystem.
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25/03/2021 16:44:54 31 0
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Sounds like a decent business model.

With the amount of electronics thrown away in the past i bet some landfill sites have higher concentrations of precious metals than the actual source.
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25/03/2021 17:39:49 3 0
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Your tip next to the A10 has a chimney, burning a flame and wasting the gas.
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25/03/2021 17:43:16 11 15
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Electric vehicles are a ridiculous fad.they are not viable for those of us who live in the country.research should go to finding new sources of oil and cleaning up the engine emissions if they really are so important but a lot of us are really sceptical about all the thunberg nonsense.
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25/03/2021 16:35:02 141 7
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Had three of these bought second hand and they go on for years. Spacious, comfortable , good for load carrying and reasonably economical - everything an SUV is not. There should be second hand ones around to see me out.
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NJO
25/03/2021 16:41:13 45 131
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Not sure which SUV you are looking at. Mine does 55mpg loads of space and very comfortable.. way better than the mondeo I previously had.
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25/03/2021 17:09:53 15 7
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All they do is clutter up the highway
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25/03/2021 17:19:20 5 4
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My 2019 RAV4 Hybrid does 50mpg and has only depreciated by £4k since 01SEP 2019.
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25/03/2021 16:36:07 3 7
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I used one once as a company car, very unreliable and poor service from local Ford agency , not sorry to see the back of the "Dagenham Dustbin"
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25/03/2021 16:40:33 12 0
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Except the Mondeo wasn't built in Dagenham, most were built in Belgium and Spain.
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25/03/2021 16:44:05 1 0
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Dagenham dustbin was the Ford Cortina!
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25/03/2021 16:37:47 40 1
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Got my 2007 hatchback MOT'd in January with 194,000 miles on the clock for £19 + MOT cost.
Value for money.
It's done everything I wanted it to do.
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25/03/2021 16:23:57 83 15
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Thats because the unions destroyed our car industry in the 70s with a reputation of building awful cars that every other country could beat, nothing to do with politics, just bad business
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25/03/2021 16:38:35 13 34
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Ah you must be a “manager”? It’s always them that blame the workers when it goes wrong and take the credit when it goes right...
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25/03/2021 16:38:45 0 0
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The problem is with most companies inc Ford, they made great product and then they changed it which made it worse, mechanics complained, most companies, specially these days, build up a company for someone else to take it on and milk it dry, What a sad set of .....
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25/03/2021 16:44:26 0 0
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Most of the added complications and resulting loss of reliability are for safety and environmental issues.
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25/03/2021 16:39:14 1 2
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Say hello to the new JLR Defender V8 instead - much more interesting!
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25/03/2021 16:39:24 3 2
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Was never as good as the predecessor Sierra especially the RS Cosworth
Not even with Paul Radisich behind the wheel winning 2 world cups
Ya know what I mean !
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25/03/2021 16:39:49 65 0
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Went from a 1600 Capri Laser to a Mk1 Mondeo.

Great car had this weird thing called an airbag.

Wish I still had the Capri though :(
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25/03/2021 16:54:39 52 4
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Capri 2.8 injection was the one! :)
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25/03/2021 17:49:12 2 0
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I always coveted a Capri, sadly the Bank Manager was too hard and wouldn't fund the extra cost.

I particularly liked the ones with a Lump in the Bonnet!!!!
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25/03/2021 22:31:58 0 0
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modeo man here .. loved the capri , but preferred my old vw scirocco :-)
LEO
26/03/2021 18:17:15 0 0
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I've always had an airbag from the sixties. Called my wife! lol.
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25/03/2021 16:18:16 40 181
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However MARGRET THATCHER STAMPED UPON THE ENTIRE CAR INDUSTRY TO TRY TO KILL OFF THE RED ROBBO UNION INDUSTRY!
INSTEAD SHE KILLED THE ENTIRE VEHICLES INDUSTRY IN THE UK, WE THE BRITS NO LONGER OWN OR HAVE ALMOST ANTHING To DO WITH IT.
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25/03/2021 16:39:54 36 3
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CAPS LOCK STUCK ON???
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25/03/2021 21:38:04 0 0
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No, the message needs to be shouted.
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25/03/2021 16:40:09 1 13
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Does anyone other than sales reps and IT technicians drive a Ford nowadays?
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25/03/2021 16:42:00 1 11
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I assume that all EU haters do
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25/03/2021 16:42:02 4 0
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Focus is a good drive.
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25/03/2021 16:45:06 5 1
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Evidently, given they're the second highest selling car manufacturer in the UK. It turns out not everyone wants to spaff half their wages on a luxury car to sit in slow moving traffic.
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25/03/2021 16:05:44 49 9
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Cortina man, Sierra man, now Mondeo man, RIP, RIP, RIP.

But life goes on, there'll be another.
Maybe a woman, or a trans instead of a .....man
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ken
25/03/2021 16:40:31 8 0
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Don't forget the Anglia and corsair
352
25/03/2021 17:49:46 2 0
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Rust killed my Anglias
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25/03/2021 18:13:18 2 0
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Way back I had a company car, Austin Maxi. It was brilliant.
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25/03/2021 16:36:07 3 7
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I used one once as a company car, very unreliable and poor service from local Ford agency , not sorry to see the back of the "Dagenham Dustbin"
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25/03/2021 16:40:33 12 0
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Except the Mondeo wasn't built in Dagenham, most were built in Belgium and Spain.
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25/03/2021 16:20:52 62 8
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Still better than 90% built today, I couldn't kill mine, awesome machine, after 200,000 miles the engine lived on in another, lucky car, you'll never see anything as good again, I'm looking for a new machine but there's nothing any good anymore, NOTHING!
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25/03/2021 16:40:46 3 3
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I’m surprised. My first 2 cars were both Fords and both rustbuckets!
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25/03/2021 16:35:02 141 7
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Had three of these bought second hand and they go on for years. Spacious, comfortable , good for load carrying and reasonably economical - everything an SUV is not. There should be second hand ones around to see me out.
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NJO
25/03/2021 16:41:13 45 131
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Not sure which SUV you are looking at. Mine does 55mpg loads of space and very comfortable.. way better than the mondeo I previously had.
151
25/03/2021 17:09:18 18 10
bbc
Ah your one of those that drives everywhere at 45mph infuriating every other poor sod.
154
25/03/2021 17:09:52 17 5
bbc
Very few SUVs will do 55MPG average, even my much lighter new diesel Skoda struggles to get that.
336
25/03/2021 17:47:16 11 4
bbc
Pretty much all of them. Depends how you define space. SUVs may have capacity on paper but try loading something large into them and an estate wins every time. Can't think of any SUV that would carry the tables I cart around for our scout group and I get 60+ mpg out of that.
356
25/03/2021 17:54:16 16 14
bbc
So what mythical SUV does 55 mpg. Don't make me laugh. SUVs are for losers.
602
25/03/2021 19:12:01 3 2
bbc
Do you really need it though? I will bet you don't, any decent hatchback can carry 5 people and all their luggage, why people drive round in vehicles that are twice the size of the one they need is beyond me.
792
25/03/2021 20:45:52 1 1
bbc
Yawn.....?? After reading this I suddenly feel very sleepy..zzz ??
804
25/03/2021 20:51:26 2 1
bbc
My 2008 car has better fuel economy than your plush SUV.

I get it, you're into "larger" things, like some are larger women...but obesity isn't the way to go with cars. Heavier = increased road wear, lower fuel economy etc. Mature ICE technology would see 70 MPG on a 90s style car built today!
953
25/03/2021 22:33:52 0 0
bbc
Why can't mondeo be hybrid.... Just an idea.. ??????
Jim
26/03/2021 17:24:00 0 0
bbc
MONDEO destroys the Kuga. Not aware of any SUV's that match Mondeo hatch on economy or load space. I can fit three large suitcases and a full set of golf.clubs in the boot and get 62-65mpg on motorway run. 55mpg combined real figures.
33
25/03/2021 16:41:29 1 1
bbc
I wonder how the government of the day is going to recoup all the taxes and duty we currently pay on petrol and diesel, road pricing ?
74
25/03/2021 16:54:39 1 0
bbc
The tax will simply shift to other things.

You might pay road tolls or much higher VED, annual driving licence renewal fees or perhaps you'll get a bill based upon your annual mileage. You may have to declare it on your self-assessment tax form for instance.

They could simply slap duty onto the price of electricity.

Just ideas but you can be sure that there will be more taxes to compensate.
116
25/03/2021 16:43:15 1 0
bbc
Pretty much all modern cars have built in satnav. So it will be on road pricing. How far, when and where. Seems fair to me, then those that use the roads most pay for them.
34
25/03/2021 16:41:38 3 2
bbc
The one and only Alan Partridge - is that a distributor cap off a Ford Mondeo ?

Amazing how many people think the petrol cap of a Ford Focus is offside rear
18
25/03/2021 16:32:43 150 17
bbc
Indeed! We'll be mining former landfill sites for valuable materials within twenty years. Mark my words! Some organisations and start ups are already looking at feasibility. Plastics/rubbers, metals, etc. Plus capturing the fuel value of decomposition gases being released.
35
25/03/2021 16:41:56 19 2
bbc
Why wait 20 years. Sounds like a good idea now. At least the search for metals has a chance of not changing the whole ecosystem.
71
25/03/2021 16:54:18 16 1
bbc
28
25/03/2021 16:40:09 1 13
bbc
Does anyone other than sales reps and IT technicians drive a Ford nowadays?
36
25/03/2021 16:42:00 1 11
bbc
I assume that all EU haters do
28
25/03/2021 16:40:09 1 13
bbc
Does anyone other than sales reps and IT technicians drive a Ford nowadays?
37
25/03/2021 16:42:02 4 0
bbc
Focus is a good drive.
6
25/03/2021 16:15:39 293 78
bbc
Electrification is going to be a catastrophe, far, far into the future, not scrabbling for crude oil in far flung places, however scrabbling for exotic metals in extraordinary place also extraordinary technologies to recover said metals.
38
25/03/2021 16:35:25 18 20
bbc
.............said a spokesperson for the society of oil producers........
4
25/03/2021 16:11:36 447 28
bbc
RIP The REP mobile ??, not convinced by SUV's though, dont really work in practice, marketeers invention
39
25/03/2021 16:36:00 427 11
bbc
Agreed. Old style estates were roomier than modern SUVs
239
Jim
25/03/2021 17:28:47 41 2
bbc
Totally agree - the Octavia and Superb allow far greater comfort and practicality, at lower cost - just without the posing value.

I do wonder how efficient an SUV shape is compared to a hatch or estate. Alas its all about the form now.
428
25/03/2021 18:17:29 33 2
bbc
Depends what you require; if you need to be able to tow a heavy boat or caravan, including on sites or muddy slipways - and I do need that - 4-wheel-drive and an off-road capability is an absolute requirement. If you don't need that, it is a dreadfully expensive luxury!
619
25/03/2021 19:16:46 12 1
bbc
To right trying getting a bed or a 4 seat soft in the bad of SUV. They do fit in estate.
851
ET
25/03/2021 21:16:03 0 2
bbc
I never owned any estate with more carrying capacity than a Freelander. That includes Ford, Vauxhall, BMW, Audi, VW, Skoda, Toyota....
862
25/03/2021 21:24:06 1 0
bbc
Our Ford Torneo is brilliant and good value.
920
25/03/2021 22:01:45 1 0
bbc
My retirement present , a nice new Galaxy , nearly twelve years ago , Grandads Taxi , 190 on the clock , no major problems so far , the future is Ford ..
26/03/2021 08:55:58 0 0
bbc
I used to love my old Montego, XM and V70 estates and even though I hated the C5 and 405 estates, they were roomy, but none of them will hold a candle to a Discovery 4, or even a full size Range Rover, for interior space.
40
25/03/2021 16:42:26 1 0
bbc
Much more profit in EV production.
That's where the money is....
41
25/03/2021 16:43:11 187 6
bbc
Shame because the Mondeo estate has a huge load carrying space. SUVs can't compete on that front. The even larger Vauxhall Omega went the same way. The choice for decent load luggers is getting smaller every year.
147
25/03/2021 17:08:06 39 101
bbc
not if you can afford German.
163
25/03/2021 17:10:49 8 2
bbc
If the people keep buying 'em they'll keep making 'em. Manufacturers HAVE to supply what's asked for or they go out of business.
164
25/03/2021 17:10:52 19 1
bbc
Agreed. One of the points of an estate car is the long flat load space, especially with the rear seats down. Try fitting something like a wardrobe into a SUV.....
228
01
25/03/2021 17:18:19 2 4
bbc
The Vauxhall Insignia is bigger than the old Omega and Carlton.
266
25/03/2021 17:35:16 18 2
bbc
Just get a SKODA Superb Estate and be done with it
445
25/03/2021 18:22:31 5 2
bbc
S/H Merc E class est not that dear at all.
459
25/03/2021 18:25:44 7 2
bbc
Omega replaced by the Insignia, an utterly awful car with terrible loading space
598
25/03/2021 19:10:09 0 1
bbc
Not compared to a Galaxy!
702
25/03/2021 19:55:34 2 1
bbc
My old 57 reg Volvo V70 is still going well with 260k on the clock. Long may the old girl continue!
26/03/2021 20:58:40 0 0
bbc
Buy a Range Rover
42
25/03/2021 16:44:03 4 8
bbc
No loss. I had one of these as a company car and it is comfortably the worst car I have ever driven. They should never have gotten rid of the Capri
79
25/03/2021 16:55:47 3 0
bbc
Stop the Americanisms. It's got rid, not gotten rid.
20
25/03/2021 16:36:07 3 7
bbc
I used one once as a company car, very unreliable and poor service from local Ford agency , not sorry to see the back of the "Dagenham Dustbin"
43
25/03/2021 16:44:05 1 0
bbc
Dagenham dustbin was the Ford Cortina!
44
25/03/2021 16:44:23 170 4
bbc
My late father had Cortinas, Sierras and later several Mondeos when they first came out. At the time a fuel injected, 16v, front wheel drive, family car was revolutionary! He loved them - he was so proud when he finally reached 'Ghia' status!
144
25/03/2021 17:07:33 85 2
bbc
And then, the pinnacle-“ Ghia X” , with very little left in the Factory Options list to choose.
279
25/03/2021 17:38:27 8 0
bbc
Nice to have those memories...
322
25/03/2021 17:47:29 4 1
bbc
Not that revolutionary - by the time the Sierra was phased out all of its competitors were front wheel drive and had fuel injection
676
qaz
25/03/2021 19:39:07 1 0
bbc
We only had Cortinas. Such character in them
739
25/03/2021 20:12:35 5 0
bbc
Can beat that we had a Zephyr! On the holiday trip to Devon we stopped at the bottom of Porlock Hill and topped up the radiator!
770
RS4
25/03/2021 20:26:22 3 0
bbc
Great comment, the Ghia status
865
25/03/2021 21:25:44 2 0
bbc
Fuel injection, like SUVs, was a marketing exercise - they needed to use it to meet emissions standards, but on the same engine, a carburettor will always give more power, due its much better vapourisation. Suitable camshafts gave the impression that injection was better, but remove it and put a couple of side-draught Webers or Delortos on the same engine, then you'll get real power.
26/03/2021 09:06:15 1 0
bbc
The term “revolutionary” might be news to anyone that has bought a, 16v, transverse engined, Rover 820i, or 820si 7 years before the Mondeo was launched.
18
25/03/2021 16:32:43 150 17
bbc
Indeed! We'll be mining former landfill sites for valuable materials within twenty years. Mark my words! Some organisations and start ups are already looking at feasibility. Plastics/rubbers, metals, etc. Plus capturing the fuel value of decomposition gases being released.
45
25/03/2021 16:44:54 31 0
bbc
Sounds like a decent business model.

With the amount of electronics thrown away in the past i bet some landfill sites have higher concentrations of precious metals than the actual source.
28
25/03/2021 16:40:09 1 13
bbc
Does anyone other than sales reps and IT technicians drive a Ford nowadays?
46
25/03/2021 16:45:06 5 1
bbc
Evidently, given they're the second highest selling car manufacturer in the UK. It turns out not everyone wants to spaff half their wages on a luxury car to sit in slow moving traffic.
47
25/03/2021 16:45:19 0 5
bbc
Although Ford have made some decent cars (and some terrible ones) I never really took to the Mundane - O.

Perhaps a decent looking GT might be worth producing?
56
25/03/2021 16:48:33 4 0
bbc
What, like the GT40?
4
25/03/2021 16:11:36 447 28
bbc
RIP The REP mobile ??, not convinced by SUV's though, dont really work in practice, marketeers invention
48
25/03/2021 16:45:32 74 2
bbc
Totally agreed on the SUVs. What's the point in paying a premium for a vehicle where the weight's in the wrong place just so you can pretend you've got an off-roader. Silly things.

Had a Mondeo a few years back. In terms of VFM it was stunning, and it's still arguably the most comfortable car I've ever driven.
85
25/03/2021 16:57:21 43 9
bbc
Most are just Slow Ugly Vehicles.
26/03/2021 20:31:48 0 0
bbc
Agree, my Dad has one and it's comfortable and spacious (both for passengers and boot space) and he's had the previous generation as well. Both generations are great and in my opinion one of the best if not the best large family car around, in the non premium price range. Certainly better than the SUV's which have just become a fashion statement. Shame to see it go.
49
25/03/2021 16:45:40 0 0
bbc
I remember watching an interview with one of Fords senior managers. He was justifiably proud and enthusiastic about a newly developed engine. Sadly people like him with so much enthusiasm and energy to move things forward is wasted. The Mondeo or Mundeo as we call it is still steeped in tradition from decades ago. Too many 'traditionalists' holding the company back.
9
25/03/2021 16:18:16 40 181
bbc
However MARGRET THATCHER STAMPED UPON THE ENTIRE CAR INDUSTRY TO TRY TO KILL OFF THE RED ROBBO UNION INDUSTRY!
INSTEAD SHE KILLED THE ENTIRE VEHICLES INDUSTRY IN THE UK, WE THE BRITS NO LONGER OWN OR HAVE ALMOST ANTHING To DO WITH IT.
50
25/03/2021 16:37:53 50 22
bbc
No. The unions were the source of their own demise. Management lacked vision. The great Mrs Thatcher just put industries on their last legs out of their misery. We make more cars in the UK now than we did in Mrs Thatchers era. Without the stupid strikes.
472
25/03/2021 18:29:17 1 3
bbc
Great Mrs Thatcher!
Hahahahaha, and again, hahahahahah!
16
25/03/2021 16:27:46 34 19
bbc
No, it was rank bad MANAGEMENT, and businesses still today FAIL for the same reason.
51
25/03/2021 16:39:26 36 15
bbc
But unions aren't able to destroy businesses today, because Mrs Thatcher pulled their fangs out. I like it that people will now be commuting less. Will put the rail unions in their place.
84
25/03/2021 16:57:14 35 17
bbc
Unions.

The people who brought you the weekend...

Yes, Red Robbo and his ilk had a lot to answer for, but not all union activity is as evil as the Blessed St Margaret would have had you believe!
52
25/03/2021 16:47:35 105 6
bbc
I for one will not be buying a SUV. If all car companies make are SUV's of some design or other then by definition all purchases will be SUV's. Giving me a choice of SUV or no car at all does not say I want a SUV. All is says is that is all you can have take it or leave it and I will be leaving it.
63
25/03/2021 16:51:45 110 23
bbc
SUV == High Fuel Consumption and Emissions.
53
25/03/2021 16:47:49 6 17
bbc
Mondeo man = a dreary bloke who plays golf, likes Coldplay and buys Blue Harbour slacks from M&S.
Don`t you live up to your username ! Removed
132
25/03/2021 17:04:54 1 0
bbc
You obviously are a Mondeo owner with that level of associated knowledge around music, sport, and attire.
364
25/03/2021 17:56:09 0 0
bbc
Another biased and idiotic comment from yourself. As mentioned, the name you call yourself is certainly relevant to your comments.
Thanks, Theo for the suggestions: 'SUV Steve' and 'Crossover Kate' -but surely the latter could be simplified to 'Megan; - who seems very cross over Kate! Removed
54
25/03/2021 16:48:12 12 2
bbc
The Megan would be back to the dealer within a week for the persistent whining nose!
55
25/03/2021 16:48:28 41 1
bbc
Such a shame, this was the only estate car that could carry two coffins in comfort and still leave the driver plenty of room.
134
25/03/2021 17:05:31 12 4
bbc
Driver was a corpse.
277
25/03/2021 17:38:09 1 0
bbc
Corpes really appreciate a comfy journey to the afterlife.
290
25/03/2021 17:41:22 3 0
bbc
a valuable selling point, I'm sure
965
25/03/2021 23:06:27 4 0
bbc
Wouldn't be seen dead in a car like that
47
25/03/2021 16:45:19 0 5
bbc
Although Ford have made some decent cars (and some terrible ones) I never really took to the Mundane - O.

Perhaps a decent looking GT might be worth producing?
56
25/03/2021 16:48:33 4 0
bbc
What, like the GT40?
57
25/03/2021 16:48:56 365 15
bbc
I'd much rather have a practical five door hatchback or estate can than a hulking great SUV any day of the week.

We had an early Mondeo 1.8. It was surprisingly economical and practical for the young family we had at the time. Not flashy but did a job.

Not sure what I'd buy now. Probably a Skoda Octavia.
77
25/03/2021 16:55:24 164 12
bbc
I have sadly just had to give back my leased Skoda Octavia VRS after 4 years of wonderful driving. Best car by a mile I have ever owned. Huge boot space, great spec, awesome acceleration. I'd definitely recommend.
171
25/03/2021 17:03:33 9 2
bbc
They don't do very well in the Which? reliability surveys.
179
25/03/2021 17:13:32 21 3
bbc
An excellent choice. My 2009 Skoda Octavia Greenline still does 75mpg, swallows my bicycle without taking either wheel off - and will See Me Out.
269
25/03/2021 17:36:02 20 2
bbc
I have a Skoda Superb estate with 348000 on the clock.
I've had it for 4 years what a ??
300
25/03/2021 17:43:03 9 1
bbc
Octavia's little sister/brother the Fabia also very effective. Load lugging very important, also for helping people with.
311
25/03/2021 17:44:56 19 1
bbc
Had Cortina's, Sierra's inc. XR4i, Mondeo ST220 and 2012 Mondeo 1.8 Diesel. Switched to Skoda Octavia 2.0 Diesel in 2015 and never looked back. Good choice of replacement manufacturer. As Stueyg says, unbelievable boot space, and rear passenger legroom for three tall adults. Skoda's are cheaper to buy and run than VW's, but built to same spec. Most parts in Skoda have VW logo imprinted on them.
386
25/03/2021 18:03:34 10 3
bbc
I personally prefer the Skoda more than the Mondeo.
402
25/03/2021 18:08:47 11 2
bbc
The new Skoda's are good. The only issues are the snobbery around the badge.
750
25/03/2021 20:18:20 2 0
bbc
For day to day use, the only car I've had that I preferred to my old Mondeo was an even older Lancia Stratos, which was lots of fun but had it's own issues.

Recently however, been very happy with my little and very dependable Hyundai
780
25/03/2021 20:35:57 3 0
bbc
Try a Mazda 6, you won’t regret :-)
843
25/03/2021 21:13:06 2 0
bbc
I've got a Mazda 6 and it's a truly wonderful car. I've loved every one of the last 60,000 miles I've driven in it. I hate SUV's too. Needless, pointless, less practical, less fun, slower and more expensive than a decent estate. No thx.
I had a 2.0 TD mondeo a few years back. Hateful, unreliable thing. Constant trouble. Sued the garage in the end for my money back. Ford - never again.
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SD
25/03/2021 22:11:16 0 4
bbc
Had 2 Mondy's, great cars, not sure what I'll go for now but definitely not a Skoda, couldn't live it down !
26/03/2021 13:51:57 1 0
bbc
Totally. Or bump up to the Skoda Superb. Fantastic cars. Reliable with VW design and components. Really spacious. Great drive, performance and economy. (That's me coming from a BMW!). Only initial niggle was the small rear window, in practice no issue.
26/03/2021 20:57:07 0 0
bbc
Crap....
58
25/03/2021 16:49:02 0 4
bbc
Big mistake, Ford sell only 40% (albeit rising) of their cars as suvs. Plus estate cars this size sell in good numbers still - means more room for the MG5 electric estate for buyers in this market
59
25/03/2021 16:49:22 9 4
bbc
Bring back the Focus RS!
207
25/03/2021 17:20:35 2 4
bbc
Junk
60
25/03/2021 16:49:47 5 3
bbc
Great car. I am a fan of Mr.Ford.Underrated though.Opel/ Vauxhall Insignia or Chevy Impala are only options left considering the style, comfort& similar price bracket.
Love Ford. Car that built America, happy communities of us , Europeans coming to live the American Dream, gave jobs to countless Polanders hence my loyalty will remind with Ford as they are clean& have no IIWW dirt in their closet.
53
25/03/2021 16:47:49 6 17
bbc
Mondeo man = a dreary bloke who plays golf, likes Coldplay and buys Blue Harbour slacks from M&S.
Don`t you live up to your username ! Removed
62
25/03/2021 16:50:42 119 13
bbc
Hate the gas guzzling SUV;s that everyone seems to take the kids to school in these days . I have a new Mondeo Hybrid estate, lovely car. Quiet, comfortable and economical. A real shame it will be my last one. I won't be getting an SUV that's for sure.
193
25/03/2021 17:15:53 37 54
bbc
Gas guzzling? So tired and boring. They are not all "gas guzzlers". Hell, there are even some Hybrids and EV ones too!!
196
25/03/2021 17:16:31 4 2
bbc
But SUV Steve you're specifically referred to in the article!
26/03/2021 08:20:06 2 2
bbc
Me neither, hate all the SUV boxes on the roads nowadays.
52
25/03/2021 16:47:35 105 6
bbc
I for one will not be buying a SUV. If all car companies make are SUV's of some design or other then by definition all purchases will be SUV's. Giving me a choice of SUV or no car at all does not say I want a SUV. All is says is that is all you can have take it or leave it and I will be leaving it.
63
25/03/2021 16:51:45 110 23
bbc
SUV == High Fuel Consumption and Emissions.
172
25/03/2021 17:11:32 2 1
bbc
Not all, Phil, not all. No I don't have one, but had a few in the past. Drive a smaller vehicle these days.
184
25/03/2021 17:14:18 9 1
bbc
And harder to reach roof rack
188
25/03/2021 17:14:56 14 2
bbc
Agreed. Why have some people responded to global warming by buying "cars" that are less aerodynamic and thus less fuel efficient?
251
25/03/2021 17:28:16 10 4
bbc
Having recently been stuck behind an accident where an SUV had gone off the road and ended up inverted in a ditch, the Police Officer managing the traffic summed it up perfectly for me... SUV == Some Upside-down Vehicle. Apparently the high centre of gravity makes this a more common occurrence than with less “wannabe 4x4’s” according to the Officer.
278
25/03/2021 17:38:22 4 4
bbc
Mine gets 63mpg, totally not high fuel consumption and last MOT said the diesel emissions were clear because I drive it properly not through a town at 30mph
320
VoR
25/03/2021 17:46:42 6 1
bbc
Not necessarily. There are fully electric ones out there.
455
25/03/2021 18:24:35 0 6
bbc
It every single suv has high emission and fuel consumption
544
25/03/2021 18:51:13 0 1
bbc
Agreed. Just a glorified tax grab opportunity
771
mjp
25/03/2021 20:28:20 0 1
bbc
Nah. My 4x4 does nearly 28mpg on the motorway and with some careful driving I can get nearly 15mpg urban. Emissions are higher than hybrids, yes, but its still less than a V8/V10 twin turbo / supercharged ultra-fast SUV.
808
25/03/2021 20:54:05 1 1
bbc
Not in the slightest. I have an X6 with fantastic load carrying and even though over the last year, all I have done is shops and back, still ave 45 mpg.
64
25/03/2021 16:51:51 22 6
bbc
For those wise out there ....
These will now become future classics, buy a good one now and store
I'm fortunate enough to have a MK1 escort Mexico in mint condition
Now worth a fortune
78
Eva
25/03/2021 16:55:37 7 16
bbc
LOL..no they wont.
80
25/03/2021 16:55:48 3 1
bbc
Agreed - similarly fortunate to have a slightly younger (1985) MKIII Capri 2.0 mothballed in the garage since 2003. Appreciating nicely :-)
92
25/03/2021 16:58:33 7 0
bbc
To be fair, a Mondeo is not an Escort Mexico!
159
25/03/2021 17:00:13 3 0
bbc
Maybe, just maybe a mondeo st2000 might be worth something in 30 years or a very very low mileage basic model could but a car that sells 5 million doesn’t usually become a classic, or at least one that’s worth more than it was new.
4
25/03/2021 16:11:36 447 28
bbc
RIP The REP mobile ??, not convinced by SUV's though, dont really work in practice, marketeers invention
65
25/03/2021 16:52:09 39 5
bbc
I still call them cortinas.
66
25/03/2021 16:52:30 1 4
bbc
Ford Mundaneo
215
25/03/2021 17:22:16 2 0
bbc
How original - I'm sure I haven't heard that gag for at least a couple of seconds...
67
25/03/2021 16:53:06 31 2
bbc
I had several Ford company cars (Escort, Orion, Sierra and Mondeo) they were all comfortable and reliable. Too many snobs put them down for no good reason. The Vauxhall Cavalier was a good car too.
120
25/03/2021 17:03:11 7 4
bbc
And the RWD Sierra 2.0 Twin Cam could be fun..! Had escorts, sierra, mondeo, and an astra.. all did me well.. TT now.. ;)
68
25/03/2021 16:53:43 18 0
bbc
On Mondeo Estate number 2. It's cavernous, bulletproof, and eats miles like King Kong gets through bananas. 60,000 miles on this one, not a single problem, not even a bulb has blown. The intention is to get it to 2030 and about 150,000 miles. Then and only then will I think what on earth I will replace it with !
69
25/03/2021 16:54:13 45 0
bbc
I had 7 of them - 25k miles a year and nothing went wrong with any of them. Better keep my eye out to get an end of run one next year !
26/03/2021 08:55:21 2 13
bbc
For me, the Mondeo was a boring, poorly made repmobile “Dagenham Dustbin”. The early TDCI variants were especially awful.

Whether people on here like it or not, cars are aspirational products. Why drive humdrum when you can drive premium for similar money, once the off-the-edge-of-a-cliff Mondeo depreciation is factored in?

For me, good riddance. The User Chooser market is too discerning for it.
17
25/03/2021 16:27:54 25 8
bbc
Getting to be expensive for what they are, those Fords! Agree with the comment about cheaper leasing elsewhere, too. Ford made five members of my immediate family redundant last year, despite outstanding performance by the Bridgend Engine Plant over 40 years. You can probably tell I've gone off them a bit. Will buy something else next time I need to renew my car
70
25/03/2021 16:54:17 32 13
bbc
It is not Ford's obligation to provide everyone job. The UK should innovate and create more companies instead of relying on factories made by Germans, Americans and Japanese. If you do rely on, expect to lose the jobs anytime.
187
25/03/2021 17:14:47 0 0
bbc
And Indians - don't forget the Indians!
444
25/03/2021 18:21:40 5 1
bbc
That's true. So where are all these wonderful British jobs and innovative futures for British people? C'mon! Shackles are off. Brexit is done. We're waiting!
816
25/03/2021 20:56:02 0 0
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Which is why, if you can afford one, you should buy British owned and built brand cars! Support local industry and smaller companies and they'll become huge eventually!
26/03/2021 13:06:05 0 0
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More jobs will be lost because of the Green's 'back to the stone age' agenda than for any other reason except covid lock-downs.
35
25/03/2021 16:41:56 19 2
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Why wait 20 years. Sounds like a good idea now. At least the search for metals has a chance of not changing the whole ecosystem.
71
25/03/2021 16:54:18 16 1
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72
25/03/2021 16:54:24 1 5
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My wife has a Ford Kuga, I have a BMW 3-series Estate, which is really just a more expensive German Mondeo. My wife works, I am a house-husband, and even before Covid, the Kuga spent more time on the drive than the BMW did.

People still want family hatchbacks, just not Ford ones...
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25/03/2021 17:03:38 1 3
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The BMW presumably spent a lot of time in the local garage waiting for expensive spare parts to arrive.
Thanks, Theo for the suggestions: 'SUV Steve' and 'Crossover Kate' -but surely the latter could be simplified to 'Megan; - who seems very cross over Kate! Removed
73
25/03/2021 16:54:39 0 1
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Brilliant
33
25/03/2021 16:41:29 1 1
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I wonder how the government of the day is going to recoup all the taxes and duty we currently pay on petrol and diesel, road pricing ?
74
25/03/2021 16:54:39 1 0
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The tax will simply shift to other things.

You might pay road tolls or much higher VED, annual driving licence renewal fees or perhaps you'll get a bill based upon your annual mileage. You may have to declare it on your self-assessment tax form for instance.

They could simply slap duty onto the price of electricity.

Just ideas but you can be sure that there will be more taxes to compensate.
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25/03/2021 16:54:52 150 5
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As a cab driver I’ve had 2.
First one to 350K and only got rid because it reached 10 years and couldn’t be further licensed.
Present one on 270k.

Practical for my job and ultra reliable, bullet proof.

Only gripe was the flywheel which I believe is a common issue.

Other than that, brilliant cars.
106
25/03/2021 17:00:59 20 5
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I believe some diesel models had issues with swirl flap ingestion causing thousands worth of damage but BMW had this problem as well.
380
25/03/2021 18:01:19 6 0
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I remember someone who had a Japanese car (a Datsun 120 I think) and it got to 80K without problems. This was absolutely amazing compared with the British cars of the time.
Mondeo 350K! It looks like things have moved on a bit...
859
25/03/2021 21:21:11 3 0
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Same, great car to drive, heated front windscreen was amazing in winter.

Dual mass flywheel a bit of a problem which I why I got rid of mine
881
25/03/2021 21:38:35 0 0
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What’s next then?
26/03/2021 11:29:17 0 0
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Just think if you got an EV how much money you would make by cost savings on fuel and next to no maintenance!
26/03/2021 14:16:55 0 0
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When I started driving a cab I had a Mondeo estate with no power steering. The car was roomy enough for 4 adult passengers plus all their holiday luggage, it was cheap to run, robust & reliable... but I used to get home after a working shift feeling as if I'd been hauling sacks of coal!
76
25/03/2021 16:55:07 2 0
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I have owned 3 Mundano estates in the past 20 years and they were all great roomy reliable vehicles. I now have a Mitsubishi SUV phev simply down to company car tax savings. Ford tried making the mondeo estate as a hybrid but simply raised the boot level to accommodate the batteries, didn't work, we needed the boot space.
57
25/03/2021 16:48:56 365 15
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I'd much rather have a practical five door hatchback or estate can than a hulking great SUV any day of the week.

We had an early Mondeo 1.8. It was surprisingly economical and practical for the young family we had at the time. Not flashy but did a job.

Not sure what I'd buy now. Probably a Skoda Octavia.
77
25/03/2021 16:55:24 164 12
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I have sadly just had to give back my leased Skoda Octavia VRS after 4 years of wonderful driving. Best car by a mile I have ever owned. Huge boot space, great spec, awesome acceleration. I'd definitely recommend.
690
25/03/2021 19:46:22 0 5
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Awesome acceleration not. Try a 330/335d BMW estate flying machine with best Diesel engine ever. VW got diesels a bad name with cheating emission controls. Not very good at engine design hence the cheating.
831
25/03/2021 21:07:27 1 5
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Awesome acceleration not. Try a BMW 330d/335d estate for real awesome acceleration. VW don’t do engines very well. Got diesel a bad name with their emissions cheating. BMW make the best engines at this level by far.
26/03/2021 20:57:42 0 0
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American crap, agree please
64
25/03/2021 16:51:51 22 6
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For those wise out there ....
These will now become future classics, buy a good one now and store
I'm fortunate enough to have a MK1 escort Mexico in mint condition
Now worth a fortune
78
Eva
25/03/2021 16:55:37 7 16
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LOL..no they wont.
94
25/03/2021 16:58:55 3 2
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They will, all fast fords do
Get yourself an ST
42
25/03/2021 16:44:03 4 8
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No loss. I had one of these as a company car and it is comfortably the worst car I have ever driven. They should never have gotten rid of the Capri
79
25/03/2021 16:55:47 3 0
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Stop the Americanisms. It's got rid, not gotten rid.
170
25/03/2021 17:03:26 0 1
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Stop persecuting people who do things differently to the way YOU like it. He can do what he wants.
182
25/03/2021 17:13:54 1 0
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I agree. But you will find that "gotten" was Old English. The Americans kept a lot of those OE words and expressions.
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25/03/2021 18:16:08 0 0
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John: Quite right, as the UK still needs to support plain English, and not be modified by whims from elsewhere.
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25/03/2021 16:51:51 22 6
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For those wise out there ....
These will now become future classics, buy a good one now and store
I'm fortunate enough to have a MK1 escort Mexico in mint condition
Now worth a fortune
80
25/03/2021 16:55:48 3 1
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Agreed - similarly fortunate to have a slightly younger (1985) MKIII Capri 2.0 mothballed in the garage since 2003. Appreciating nicely :-)
81
25/03/2021 16:56:15 20 6
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Out with the mondy & in with the battery electric transports. Controlled by software & with battery materials all mined from deep dark holes in the ground. Even the UN says that the mining is ruining communities & the child labour used to get it out. Come back ICE - all is forgiven...
814
25/03/2021 20:52:31 3 1
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And of course, there is never any pollution from the oil industry. Except of course the whole atmosphere of the planet!
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25/03/2021 16:56:37 73 5
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My Dad had four of them for company cars in the 90s and 00s. He liked them. Plus many memories of me with car full of my stuff when going to uni and holidays in France

Thank you Ford Mondeo
362
25/03/2021 17:55:49 38 6
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Car full of stuff and trips to France. With an EV you will have plenty of stops to enjoy the French countryside.......
83
25/03/2021 16:57:03 12 3
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'It was a reference to the centrist, no-nonsense, hard-working voter'

.....

Everything that's wrong with this country now in one sentence. Not enough of us left. Not a fan of the car. But definitely a 'mondeo man' . Dying breed. Brothers unite.
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25/03/2021 16:39:26 36 15
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But unions aren't able to destroy businesses today, because Mrs Thatcher pulled their fangs out. I like it that people will now be commuting less. Will put the rail unions in their place.
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25/03/2021 16:57:14 35 17
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Unions.

The people who brought you the weekend...

Yes, Red Robbo and his ilk had a lot to answer for, but not all union activity is as evil as the Blessed St Margaret would have had you believe!
160
25/03/2021 17:01:54 14 2
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A lot of union members had permanent weekends after they forced their own factories to close down for good.
385
25/03/2021 18:03:33 5 9
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Exactly
Without the unions you would never have had any workers rights and don’t forget it
del
26/03/2021 12:11:09 0 0
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True, i never thought that unions were a bad thing. In the early days they did immense good. BUT i remember the unions years where B.L, ford, miners and everyone else seemed to be on strike. Three days weeks, brown outs and blackouts due to electricity workers going on strike.
I was a very sad time for British industry and Margaret Thathcher was the inevitable result of the unions running amoke.
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25/03/2021 16:45:32 74 2
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Totally agreed on the SUVs. What's the point in paying a premium for a vehicle where the weight's in the wrong place just so you can pretend you've got an off-roader. Silly things.

Had a Mondeo a few years back. In terms of VFM it was stunning, and it's still arguably the most comfortable car I've ever driven.
85
25/03/2021 16:57:21 43 9
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Most are just Slow Ugly Vehicles.
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25/03/2021 19:02:07 0 25
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I drive an SUV. I am regularly held up by dozy fools driving slow saloons. I do not see my SUV as slow at all, until some dope gets in front of me and I can't get past. Why do people not in a hurry always pull out right in front of you and then dawdle along at 25 mph?
723
25/03/2021 20:06:20 7 1
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SH*T Ugly Vehicles
26/03/2021 08:48:38 0 0
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I thought it was Socially Unacceptable Vehicles...
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25/03/2021 16:04:15 88 11
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Blair was referring to a Sierra owner whom he met during the 1992 election campaign. Mondeos weren't introduced until a year later.

History distorted the rest.
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25/03/2021 16:57:42 78 1
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And this is what he said in 1996
“ . I can vividly recall the exact moment that I knew the last election was lost. I was canvassing in the Midlands on an ordinary suburban estate. I met a man polishing his Ford Sierra, self-employed electrician, Dad always voted Labour. He used to vote Labour, he said, but he bought his own home, ...., he was doing quite nicely, so he said I’ve become a Tory.”
158
25/03/2021 17:00:10 17 1
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A shame that Emily THornberry didn't learn a lesson from that when she mocked a Transit driver. Labour - insult the voters at your peril!
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Ant
25/03/2021 17:34:26 12 10
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It's both strange and sad that having a bigger pile of stuff leads some people to become more self-centered in defence of said pile.
331
25/03/2021 17:49:34 7 12
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S
Reply posted by Seasonedsailor, today at 16:57Seasonedsailor
16:57

Seasonedsailor replied:
And this is what he said in 1996
“ ...... He used to vote Labour, he said, but he bought his own home, ...., he was doing quite nicely, so he said I’ve become a Tory.”

Sensible man, even though he owned a humble Ford Sierra. ??????
Mike
465
25/03/2021 18:27:13 7 9
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As does everyone who owns their own home, has a decent job and pays taxes
26/03/2021 08:41:36 1 0
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He must cringe when he looks back @ 2010/2021.
87
25/03/2021 16:57:48 1 2
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Now it has finally happened, i will have to watch the Grand Tours Funneral for a ford episode again. Very moving programme
88
25/03/2021 16:57:57 2 11
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Mondeo, An average car for Mr Average, his wife, one point eight kids and their dog called Spot!
In other words a memorable forgettable Ford rust bucket.
100
25/03/2021 17:00:15 3 1
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Speaking from experience of owning one? Or just an echo of Jeremy Clarkson's dislike of anything "normal".
131
25/03/2021 17:04:47 1 0
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What car do you drive Mr Thinkshessomething special?
302
25/03/2021 17:43:14 0 0
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Peter Craven: Rust bucket? Where have you been all these years? In case you do not realise it the year is 2021, and NOT 1971.

Cars have had proper rust protection for many years now. So take off your blinkers and see what cars are still being driven, with many being 20 years old or more.
89
25/03/2021 16:58:01 2 0
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You gate a lot of car for your money with a ford. Never had any issues with them. Never owned a Mondeo though. But my dad started having these after they stopped the Ford Scorpio. Nice cars, comfortable and reliable.
90
25/03/2021 16:58:11 9 2
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Bring back the cortina! Loved them
115
25/03/2021 17:03:03 6 1
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This article is a bit light on information. Clarkson and Co. did a brilliant piece on the Cortina which finally evolved into the current Mondeo. Essentially, ford are scrapping that class of vehicle that has been around for half a century plus not just the mondeo name.
124
25/03/2021 17:03:47 1 0
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Whiplash Ariel racing trim, Cortina driver no one meaner wish that I could be like him..

Happy Days...
91
25/03/2021 16:58:31 4 1
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The infrastructure of electric cars needs to be made better. Only two charging points in my district- in supermarket car parks
64
25/03/2021 16:51:51 22 6
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For those wise out there ....
These will now become future classics, buy a good one now and store
I'm fortunate enough to have a MK1 escort Mexico in mint condition
Now worth a fortune
92
25/03/2021 16:58:33 7 0
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To be fair, a Mondeo is not an Escort Mexico!
93
25/03/2021 16:58:34 11 1
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We have had many Fords and have not had problems with any of them. But I don't want an SUV so what can I purchase in future? Why can't Ford be loyal to their long standing customers?
110
25/03/2021 17:01:15 9 0
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Mazda 6?
157
25/03/2021 17:10:29 0 0
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Hyundai i30, or Ioniq if you want a Hybrid.
200
25/03/2021 17:17:28 0 0
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Because there aren't enough of them?
350
25/03/2021 17:53:41 0 0
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Because their "longstanding customers" have been buying Hyundai Tucsons and Kia Sportages
372
25/03/2021 17:57:12 1 0
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Skoda Octavia or superb.
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Eva
25/03/2021 16:55:37 7 16
bbc
LOL..no they wont.
94
25/03/2021 16:58:55 3 2
bbc
They will, all fast fords do
Get yourself an ST
17
25/03/2021 16:27:54 25 8
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Getting to be expensive for what they are, those Fords! Agree with the comment about cheaper leasing elsewhere, too. Ford made five members of my immediate family redundant last year, despite outstanding performance by the Bridgend Engine Plant over 40 years. You can probably tell I've gone off them a bit. Will buy something else next time I need to renew my car
95
25/03/2021 16:40:09 3 0
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Hopefully something made in the UK!
96
25/03/2021 16:40:32 13 1
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Owned a Mondeo diesel for about 5 years when I was long distance commuting. Never went wrong, never seemed to cost much to get through its MOT or in servicing. Sold it about 8 years ago. It's probably still around.

Good. Solid. Reliable.
107
25/03/2021 17:01:00 0 14
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Did you pay for it by evading taxes ?
97
25/03/2021 16:59:16 5 0
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Had 6 of them over the years, best towcar ever and you could throw it into a corner with a reasonable expectation you would get round. Had to replace the last one with a Kuga, easier to get in and out of.
202
25/03/2021 17:18:31 0 1
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How many mops did you sell from the boot ?
98
25/03/2021 16:59:47 15 2
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SUVs and Hatchbacks, the pothole-creating scourge of London streets due to their oversize width, stupid height and general unsuitability for the area, unless you want to hit pedestrians. They're not even a proper vehicle of the style like a Jeep or a good Range Rover. The Mondeo was a good car though, good to drive, reliable.
99
25/03/2021 17:00:09 3 0
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The thing that will be missed most is the early models' bumpers held together with gaffer tape.
607
25/03/2021 19:13:04 0 0
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It looks more like those are the things that were hit most!
88
25/03/2021 16:57:57 2 11
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Mondeo, An average car for Mr Average, his wife, one point eight kids and their dog called Spot!
In other words a memorable forgettable Ford rust bucket.
100
25/03/2021 17:00:15 3 1
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Speaking from experience of owning one? Or just an echo of Jeremy Clarkson's dislike of anything "normal".
135
25/03/2021 17:05:36 1 0
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Actually Clarkson rather loved the Mondeo... even called himself a Mondeo Man! Typical uneducated comment.

https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/the-clarkson-review-ford-mondeo-2010/