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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    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.
    My Mum said similar here Richard - from either a differing paper or online as to what you say - but i think/thought that generally Ford with their more say 2prestige makes" like Mondeo and later Ford Escort and Orions that these did challenge the more up-market buisnessman Cars like Vauxhall's and Rover in the 1990s - but I recall old Rovers pre 1995 being well well rubbish and looking past dated (especialy in the sunday Mags as a a 2 page advert) but then again so was the last generation Granada - which my Mum owned for a day until her Partner ordered it to go back to where she bought it from as it was a potiental death trap (and that was only in about 1998 or so)!

    Infact I bet she/we even only owned it for 45 minutes - let alohne a day!!

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

    ^ we had an old Granada Ghia MKI that also turned out to be a death trap, didn't find out till we went to sell it, was three cars welded together!

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

    Not sure if you are old enuff Mulletino but I rode on the old Red Rattler trains for many years. Smelly, noisy, dirty and slow.. nothing good to say about them in fact. This is how they looked... would be late 1970s I am guessing. They were phased out..finally..in 1992. (See clip)
    https://youtu.be/eVqZ2aglowE

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

    The market has changed. There is no longer a big demand for D segment cars from mainstream brands. SUVs/crossovers unfortunately take a big slice of the market and those D segment cars that do sell tend to be from premium brands. Look how the Accord was axed in Europe and the Avensis and Tipo (is this C segment?) are also going. Not sure what the French are doing but big Renault/Peugeot/Citroen saloons/hatchbacks used to be everywhere but not now. I always liked the Mondeo (and the Sierra and Cortina before it) but it looks like cars like these are no longer that popular with buyers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald the Great View Post
    Not sure if you are old enuff Mulletino but I rode on the old Red Rattler trains for many years. Smelly, noisy, dirty and slow.. nothing good to say about them in fact. This is how they looked... would be late 1970s I am guessing. They were phased out..finally..in 1992. (See clip)
    https://youtu.be/eVqZ2aglowE
    nah mate, I didn't move to Australia till 2005.

    Those trains look cool though, I used to enjoy riding the British Rail ones that had separate compartments on each carriage with a door each side, made it hard for ticket inspectors though.

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

    The problem with the Mondeo is that its buyers have moved away in many different directions. Some have moved to the Focus - which is larger and more upmarket that 1990s Escorts; others have moved to compact executive cars; and others have moved towards people carriers, SUVs, and van type cars.

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

    Mondeo's; love 'em; one of my all time favourite cars; like the 2000E Sierra Cosworth

    When I hire, Mondeo's are the cars for me

    Be a shame if Mondeo's are discontinued

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