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2008 Ford Mondeo: tell me more

Is the 2008 Ford Mondeo 1.6 petrol a very reliable car and at what mileage should the timing belt be changed?

Paul Dwyer (Wexford)

Jun 2014 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi Paul,

Yes, it is actually. Fords tend to do very well on the tough German TÜV reliability and quality surveys and the Mondeo is no exception. Just one thing - the 1.6 petrol is a touch underpowered so check to see if it's been thrashed hard keeping up with traffic. 

The timing belt should be changed every 160,000 kilometres or 96 months with inspections in between officially, though we'd recommend more frequent changes than that.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

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