[YesAuto owner interview] Since its launch in June 2013, the Ford Mondeo has quickly become a popular model in the mid-size car market. This car has stylish and individual appearance and interior design, abundant power configuration and distinctive sports style, and is very popular among young consumers. Today we are looking for three Mondeo owners to share their car selection and car experience with everyone.
◆ Mr. Yin
Forum ID: concon
Mr. Yin is 32 years old this year and is a manager of a company. He has been driving for 13 years. He bought a 2013 Mondeo 2.0L GTDi240 luxury sports model. The purchase time was October 2013. He has already driven more than 11,000 kilometers.
Mr. Yin has been driving for a long time and he has come into contact with more car models, so he is very aware of his car selection needs. Usually the vehicle is mainly for personal use, with a maximum of two people. The main requirements are to have a beautiful appearance, sufficient power and high configuration. I saw Peugeot 508 and Volkswagen Magotan during the car selection process. The price and configuration of the 508 are good, and the price/performance ratio is high, but the power is average and Mr. Yin thinks that the trunk space of this car is too small, so he finally gave up. The overall quality of the Volkswagen Magotan is good, and the power performance is also very satisfactory, but the exterior and interior design is too calm and even a little old-fashioned, and it has been abandoned. In the end, Mr. Yin chose Mondeo and bought the 2.0L GTDi240 luxury sports model with a guide price of 242,800 yuan. There was no discount when buying.
What Mr. Yin is most satisfied with about Mondeo is its exterior design, especially the pearl white model he chose, which has a very high rate of turning heads when walking on the street. In addition, Mr. Yin also made a small modification to it, replaced it with VOSSEN wheels, the size is the same as the original, but the narrow 5-spoke shape is more fierce, and the visual effect is excellent. The power and handling of this car also meets Mr. Yin's requirements. If you want to experience the excitement, it is not a problem at all.
Mr. Yin's dissatisfaction with this car is mainly that its workmanship is not refined enough, such as the joints of the door frame, which are obviously not neat enough. In addition, although its touch-sensitive center console is very cool, but because the buttons are small and there is no force feedback, it is easy to cause misoperation.
Regarding fuel consumption:
In terms of fuel consumption, this car drove 1,1642.5 kilometers, mainly in urban road conditions. Mr. Yin usually does not drive violently, but occasionally violently drives to experience the pleasure. The current total average fuel consumption is 11.8 liters/100 kilometers. Although it is not very fuel efficient, it is also a reasonable range for a 2.0T model.
As a model that focuses on personality and control, Mondeo is already quite outstanding in the same class. Daily use is not a problem, and it is more stylish and individual, which fully meets the needs of young couples. Although the workmanship is slightly unsatisfactory, it is generally acceptable.
◆ Mr. Yang
Forum ID: Dough 2013
Mr. Yang is 33 years old this year and is a freelancer. He has always liked cars. He got his driver's license at the age of 18. The model he bought is also a 2013 Mondeo 2.0L GTDi240 luxury sports model. He has been using it for 11 months. The mileage is just over 10,000 kilometers.
Mr. Yang has relatively high requirements for power and handling. Usually 80% of the time, only Mr. Yang drives the car by himself, and occasionally takes three people. Therefore, it can be said that Mr. Yang needs a pure driver's car. He referred to Magotan and Reiz during the selection process. The main reason for finally giving up Magotan was the same as that of Mr. Yin. It was also because the exterior and interior were somewhat old-fashioned. Although Mr. Yang has passed his first years, his mentality is still very young. In addition, the previous failure of the Volkswagen DSG gearbox also left Mr. Yang's lingering fears. Although the 7-speed dry clutch gearbox was the main cause of the problem, the word-of-mouth impact caused by this incident seems to be quite large. Reiz uses a V6 engine and a front-rear-drive chassis, which also has a certain sporting potential overall, but Mr. Yang does not like Japanese cars after all, so he gave up. Mr. Yang bought this Mondeo and picked up the car at the guide price of 242,800 yuan, and there was no discount.
Mr. Yang believes that Mondeo's advantages are also concentrated in the exterior and interior design, which is not only fashionable and dynamic, but also very high-tech. In terms of performance, when he first bought the car, Mr. Yang felt that the 242 horsepower was very powerful, but after a long time to adapt, it was not as exciting as it was at the beginning. Now, Mr. Yang has modified this car and installed a four-piece body exterior kit with front and rear surrounds and side skirts. It looks relatively low-key and distinctive. This set of purely imported parts is expensive, priced at 2 Around ten thousand yuan. In terms of power, Mr. Yang changed the intake and exhaust system, and added the intake pressure relief valve. The exhaust sound is very pleasant. When the throttle is closed, it will make a “click” sound, which makes people excited. Regarding the power, Mr. Yang did not do anything big, but upgraded the brakes, replaced with Brembo front four-piston calipers and enlarged brake discs. According to Mr. Yang, the brake performance has been significantly improved compared to the original model.
Mr. Yang thinks that the main problem is that the workmanship is slightly rough. Although the materials are good, there is still room for improvement in details. There is also the fact that the accuracy of the original navigation map is too poor. Mr. Yang believes that it is almost useless, so he usually uses a mobile phone for navigation.
Regarding fuel consumption:
In terms of fuel consumption, Mr. Yang's car is mainly driven on urban roads. Due to the modified intake and exhaust, the driving style is also slightly more intense. Therefore, the fuel consumption reaches 12.4 liters/100 kilometers. As a modified car that often drives intensely In general, this number is also expected.
Mr. Yang bought Mondeo mainly in pursuit of power and handling. It should be said that this car has achieved his original intention of buying a car. After modification, the appearance and power of the vehicle have improved. The only problem is the suspension that currently applies to Mondeo. There are too few modification parts, so Mr. Yang is still looking for it, and has not started with the handling of this car.
◆ Mr. Cai
Forum ID: cqclassic
Mr. Cai is 27 years old this year and he is engaged in the software engineer industry. He has not been driving for a long time. He has only two years of driving experience. He bought the 2013 Mondeo GTDi200 luxury model. It has been used for 8 months and has a mileage of nearly 10,000 kilometers.
As a young man, Mr. Cai also pays more attention to driving pleasure. During the selection process, Mr. Cai referred to Mazda ATENZA, Magotan and Golf GTI successively. ATENZA's 2.5L naturally aspirated engine is relatively weak and was first excluded. Although Magotan has good motivation, Mr. Cai believes that the staff at the FAW-Volkswagen 4S store has a poor service attitude and no desire to buy. Later I watched the Golf GTI, but still felt that the appearance was not satisfactory enough. Mr. Yang finally chose this car Mondeo and bought it at a guide price of 222,800 yuan. There was no cash discount, but commercial insurance was given as a gift.
Like the first two owners, Mr. Yang is first of all satisfied with Mondeo’s styling, and Mr. Cai also added the same body surround as Mr. Yang’s car, which enhances the sense of adhesion and solidity of the whole car, plus bright colors. The red body makes this car very attractive to passersby. In order to improve the visual effect, Mr. Cai also replaced the wheels and tires on the luxury sports version. In addition, Mr. Cai feels that the voice recognition function of this car is also very practical and technological. Some operations do not need to be done manually during the driving process, as long as the instructions are spoken.
Mr. Cai is relatively dissatisfied with this car. First, he feels that the gearbox can feel a little frustrated at low speeds, and there is also a commonplace workmanship problem. In addition, Mr. Cai, who is more concerned about the handling, still feels that the suspension of this car is soft. Later, it is found that this luxury suspension is higher and softer than the luxury sports suspension of the other two owners. Suitable suspension modifications, so no upgrades.
Regarding fuel consumption:
In terms of fuel consumption, Mr. Cai usually drives to and from work. It is more congested to work to catch up with the morning peak, and the road conditions are smooth because he walks late at night. The car has now traveled close to 10,000 kilometers, and the average fuel consumption is 12.9 liters/100 kilometers. Mr. Cai prefers to accelerate quickly, which has an adverse effect on fuel consumption.
This GTDi200 engine has 203 horsepower, which is slightly weaker than the GTDi240 of the other two owners. However, Mr. Cai feels that the power can meet his expectations, but the response of the gearbox is not perfect. The vehicle usually takes 1 or 2 people, and the front head space is good, but occasionally when 4 people are used, the rear space performance is mediocre. This is where sports cars have to sacrifice.
● Full text summary:
The Ford Mondeo is one of the few cars in its class with a distinctive personality. The three car owners first liked the appearance of this car very much, and the design of the interior was also very technological. The power performance of the 2.0T engine is very attractive, and occasionally it is enough to pursue a feeling of pushing back. In terms of handling, this car has a strong sporty style. In general, this is a very young car suitable for consumers who pursue fashion and dynamic. The disadvantage is mainly the workmanship, the details need to be strengthened, and the fuel consumption of this car is not very low, after all, this is a sports car, which is slightly inferior in terms of economy.