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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    but they'll still continue to make the Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo for Europe though right??
    For the time being. I dont see the Mondeo being around much longer if they kill off the Fusion in the states. Its too big for most families these days (Focus does most people) and its not posh enough to match BMW/Audi/Merc.

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    This was covered at the end of one of this months car mags, the head of Ford is some new numptie that has a habit of slashing products and workforces and also is not a true car persons as before Ford he had not been in a car environment.
    Ironically he is called Jim Hackett
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    For the time being. I dont see the Mondeo being around much longer if they kill off the Fusion in the states. Its too big for most families these days (Focus does most people) and its not posh enough to match BMW/Audi/Merc.
    I've always wondered why the Mondeo has still sold for all these years given I agree with your logic above.

    Most of our works Pool cars that where Ford and Hyundai have been replaced by Vauxhalls, which are utterly shit to drive, I can't understand who buys them.
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    Part of the mondeos problem is that (along with the rest of the range), its been growing over the years.

    The Ka is the same size as a Fiesta used to be.
    The Fiesta is now Focus sized.
    The Focus is Mondeo sized.
    The Mondeo is Granada sized.

    Soon they'll probably push a new mini-mini in at the bottom and retire the Mondeo.

    Ford aren't the only manufacturers doing it.

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    The Mondeo is huge. Has been for ages now. Mother in law's 2008 car is a seriously wide / long car.
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    We used to mock the American's for their over-sized cars, here's a few that are shorter than the current Mondeo (according to Wikipedia).






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    So, just over a year on and it now looks like this



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    Actually a really good looking car, nice work.
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    What mods have you done?

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    Vortex cat back system
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    Needs a remap surely?

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    Waiting for the warranty to run out
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    Mountune don't offer a warranty friendly remap like the Fiesta and Focus?

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    The title of this thread is click bait

    A modern day 200 couldn't be from the land of trump could it?

    Does look nice though

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    its clickbait because an s14 is not like an s13. so you would need 2 comparable cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    Needs an engine swap surely?
    ftfy

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    Mountune don't offer a warranty friendly remap like the Fiesta and Focus?
    Nope, Ford do not back it. They also dont on the New Fiesta ST. I wont go mad anyway as the engines dont like to go over 400bhp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Nope, Ford do not back it. They also dont on the New Fiesta ST. I wont go mad anyway as the engines dont like to go over 400bhp.
    Just like with the sx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriscooke View Post
    Just like with the sx
    Only if you don't believe.

    Keep the faith!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    Only if you don't believe.

    Keep the faith!
    Ha ha, unfortunately I’ve got the receipts which kinda prove it..... twice.
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