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Thread: Death of the Ford Mondeo - goodbye to him/her

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    I have read in the Newspaper today that Ford are finishing making the Ford Mondeo! As n immense Ford lover since a young young age - I have seen many of the varying Cars come and go as well as the Family owning many and my Mum/Dad owning two differing generations of Ford Escort

    Now the Orion has gone as has the Ford escort - this discredits such ana amazing British Car maker that was famous Worldwide in it's as being made primilary in Dagenham.

    I can see Company's points about making savings as Ford say's, but people will always need Cars - at least fot the next 100/150 years I'd say, but to axe making the Ford Mondeo is just utterly beyond belief and words stagger me as to why!! He/She was an name of legend when it took over from the equalu ledgenary Sierra in the early to mid 90s (which was either 92 or 93 if ia m not wrong - though I am past willing to stand corrected on it's year of birth)

    Why on earth though axe making such a brilliant Motor is beyond me - the Mondeos held real class even as far back as the early 90s in the fact they had everything modern you could dream of and ran forever (as many had a first life as a Buisnessman's Car or a Rep's Car as my Father's Partner had one through work going miles of the North of England) and many just literally ran forever and still are .... agreed they obtained very high mileage as I have found upon viewing and buying 2nd hand purchases - where I am talking 93'000 to 120k/140k but this choice by ford is baffling, stuipd and crazy in the extreme I feel

    They will loose any credentials in regard to new Cars through this I think as the Fiesta is only a small Car and the Galaxy is more "People-Carrier style", other than those 2 I'd struggle to name many more par the Ka, which is in the same Leauge (as good as the Leauge of small Cars like the Fiesta is) if even it is not in another Leauge - as it is smaller in many way's than the Fiesta. Though to think Ford had such an amazing beast that has stood the test of 25 years or near on with Mondeo and the fact you still see many mid to late 90s on the Roads is testamount to taking on the "Buisness-man's Car Leauge" with Rover and BMW, Mrec etc - but now though i'll always always remain a firm, firm ford lover and fan - this move will just ruin such a great, great name I feel and think and honestly sadly believe (though I truly truly hope I am wrong here, but just can not see a point of return if they go-ahead with this utterly stupid move and idea).

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    What Ford are to axe Mondeo!!! WOW! This is news to me. I remember when the Mondeo came out in March 1993, What car gave a Mondeo free video with the mag (which i still have). I have had afew Mondeos over the years. Still i feel that Mondeo was no Cortina, and people today want crossovers. sad really that Mondeo man is no more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escorteclipse1990 View Post
    What Ford are to axe Mondeo!!! WOW! This is news to me. I remember when the Mondeo came out in March 1993, What car gave a Mondeo free video with the mag (which i still have). I have had afew Mondeos over the years. Still i feel that Mondeo was no Cortina, and people today want crossovers. sad really that Mondeo man is no more.
    According to Tuesday's Daily Star EscortEclipse yeah it say's so - though most of it seems based on Cost-cutting, which I see no benefit for Ford axing such a ledgend this way

    Though the Daily star is not the best Newspaper going - it is related to the Daily express and it's group and I generaly but either one or the other/or both, so given it's relationship with the Daily express I am going to trust their reporting here (though hopefuly I am wrong - but can not see it being wrong)

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    Wasn't it referred to as the Mundano when it came out due to the boring look of it?

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    It was referred to as the Cortina of the 1990s because it replaced the Sierra which in turn replaced the Cortina.

    It's amazing how 1990s cars still look modern and stylish now (compared to 1970s cars back then).
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    My dad had Cortinas as company cars back in the day, Marks I, II and III!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    I got the impression that cars like the Mondeo don't sell as well these days, people either want something more "prestige" or a "soft roader".

    My Dad had a Mondeo for years, & it surprised me when he replaced it with a Nissan Qashqai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    Wasn't it referred to as the Mundano when it came out due to the boring look of it?
    I am unsure to be frank/fair here Mulletino mate - may-be in australia (if you was there when it launched it had bad reviews) but i remember (may-be through Rose Tinted shades ... I dunno) it being looked upon as an extremley posh Siera - which as later Ford Escorts had parts that was aligned to the making of Siera's , I guess the bad reviews are not far from wrong in a way possibly

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sChav View Post
    I am unsure to be frank/fair here Mulletino mate - may-be in australia (if you was there when it launched it had bad reviews) but i remember (may-be through Rose Tinted shades ... I dunno) it being looked upon as an extremley posh Siera - which as later Ford Escorts had parts that was aligned to the making of Siera's , I guess the bad reviews are not far from wrong in a way possibly

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    Nah I was in the UK. Perhaps it was because it was a "Safe" Rep or Company Car? Maybe it was just me and my mates then! XD

    I do remember when the Sierra's came out and people referred to them as "Jelly Moulds", one drove into the back of my Dad's 70s Daimler Double Six, the Daimler barely had a scratch, the Sierra folded right in at the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    Nah I was in the UK. Perhaps it was because it was a "Safe" Rep or Company Car? Maybe it was just me and my mates then! XD

    I do remember when the Sierra's came out and people referred to them as "Jelly Moulds", one drove into the back of my Dad's 70s Daimler Double Six, the Daimler barely had a scratch, the Sierra folded right in at the front.
    Hi Mulletino mate

    Wiki has said similar that they got a bad press - generally I trust them, but they do appear to be "in-acurate" on certain points/pointers occasionaly I think though

    80sChav

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