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You thought your Altezza rear lights were played out? Well this Ford Mondeo is gonna play out the front of your cars as well.
 

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wheres the logo trojan man? jeez, what do you expect from this type of topic? OMG theres another car out there with similar headlights, i must sell my car immediately!
OMG, they stopped making the SI, crap, maybe honda is trying to tell us that civics were intended for the family! NOOOOOOOOOO
 

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and the headlights aren't the only thing similar. the grills and the location of the fogs are very similar to that of the is300.
 

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Ford doesn't plan to bring that Mondeo to the USA.

The old Mondeo came here (sort of) with the Ford Contour, but they have cancelled that model.

From what I hear, the new Mondeo platform may arrive in the USA as a Jaguar (X400???) but with a totally different external appearance.
 

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Ford cannibalized itself by selling the Contour next to the Taurus. There was not nearly the same advertising $$$ spent on the Contour. And the Contour was a nice car (friend used to own one). From the way the European crowd has accepted the Mondeo, Ford should rethink it's acceptance by the American public. Remarketing it as a "entry-level" Jaguar may be just the key.
 

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It's still a f.o.r.d=Fix Or Repair Daily. Never buy american, or you'll get slammed.


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beging a contour owner, i have to say that it is a pretty reliable car, but ford service S*CKS, hugely! i just spent close to $700 for a timing belt and water pump change on my car. almost double what they quoted me over the phone. total bullsh*t, but they aren't budging. and after spending all that money on a 4 hour repair, they didn;t even wash my car. my old dealer would have at least washed it even for a spall item like an oil change. riduculous!

i really like the new mondeo ST200/ST250, but of course, they aren't making it here in the US because they are too busy making those friggin SUVs. and they are trying to replace the Contour SVT with a Focus SVT??? come on! please don't even try to tell me that the focus SVT will replace the current contour!

whatever, i'm rambling. i hate ford. but i love my contour. i would definitely buy another, probably an SVT model if i didn't have to deal with the crap that ford dealerships put you through.

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Originally posted by laughingboy:
Ford should rethink it's acceptance by the American public. Remarketing it as a "entry-level" Jaguar may be just the key.
in fact, the new Jaguar X400 will be based on a modified mondeo platform. modified to accept 30 front/70 rear AWD.

the next gen volvo S/V40 and Mazda 626 will also see modified versions of the new euro mondeo. there has also been some speculation of a cougar sedan, but ford probably won't do that. too much incestual competition.

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Hey atomic, how are you doing buddy?! How are things bro? I went to a club meet and met some clubsi guys here in DC. Are you friends with them?

I see we've been pretty good these days on the forum...
 
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