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SmithyInWelly

So after my more recent reality check...

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Don't look...

It drives far better than I expected it would, has a very extensive service history and came from a fussy owner with great presentation - unlike most of the alternatives I looked at... taking it over the Rimutakas tomorrow so interested to see how it goes.

And if anyone in/near Wellington has a set of Mondeo 18inch alloys give me a shout!

 

 

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Not a colour I would have chosen, but having driven Mondeos for years in the UK (mostly hire cars, although I owned a ST200) I can happily say I'd much rather have one of those than a Vauxhall (Holden) Vectra.

The Mondeo isn't  bad car at all. Lacking in charisma, perhaps, but very capable.

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Unfortunately the colour choice was limited to any colour I liked, as long as it was "tango" haha!

I'd always found them a half step above a Camry to be fair; but I've not driven one for several years - and it does what it says in the tin and suits my needs for the time being... and it was in such good nick with such a good history, it was difficult to justify something else at this stage.

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Well done! Even I’m tempted with a Mondeo after the Grand Tour’s piece on it. 

Sold the E46 then?

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The latest one is a stunningly capable car. this one is definitely a good buy. 

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At least the colour’s not IRN BRU!

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22 hours ago, BozzaFC said:

Well done! Even I’m tempted with a Mondeo after the Grand Tour’s piece on it. 

Sold the E46 then?

Yup - didn't get much for it but it's gone now 👍

 

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Didn't go for an ST version then @SmithyInWelly ? 😀

Congrats on the purchase and look forward to seeing it

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9 hours ago, treone said:

Didn't go for an ST version then @SmithyInWelly ? 😀

Congrats on the purchase and look forward to seeing it

I drove an NZ XR5 back in the day - they were quite handy for what they are... pretty scarce tho! Funnily enough I also looked at an Adventra; which was a great 3 metre car... even one metre; but when I drove it... ouch!

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I contemplated an XR5 late last year, when two came. They remind me of an XRi Telstar I had, which was actually a pretty good liftback. And practical too!

I've actually ended up another Adventra - Don't know why, must be that 3m+ practicality. It sure ain't the economy 😒

Can't go wrong with Mondeo, and thats coming from a 'Holden' guy haha!

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