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Old 29th September 2006, 11:06   #16
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This is roughly what it may look like ....(from Ajmat's link )



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Old 29th September 2006, 11:16   #17
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Finally a new sedan that is not particularly quirky! On the whole, an extremely balanced and proportionate design. The bumper dams are the only design feature that I find weird but then, the bumper is the easiest to change or upgrade.

If only the Mondeo came with RWD....
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Old 29th September 2006, 11:28   #18
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Fresh face??? Looks like the designer took a few Hondas and spat them on the drawing board.

Headlights look like the ones on the type 2 NHC. Front grill is straight out of the OHC design and whats with the trianguler vents dude??? They look like the exhausts of the Euro Civic.

And to make things worse, the front design looks more like an MPV...than a sporty sedan.

It'l be a good car but, the styling is a bit desperate, IMHO.

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Hey Shan2nu, no offense meant but is there a button that makes you take off at anything that carries "Ford" on it? I mean, there is life beyond Honda you know....... Seems like a pretty decent design to me but that's my opinion only & you're entitled to yours as well

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Old 29th September 2006, 11:57   #19
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Take a look here as well although it is the Wagon version:

http://www.autoblog.com/2006/09/28/p...-mondeo-wagon/
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it surely looks good to me except the headlights which have been straightly taken from the NHC.
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Old 29th September 2006, 12:44   #21
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From Ajmat's link it seems to have shades of Lexus's current styling especially the headlights, shoulder line & c-pillar shape. But I think it should be interesting to watch how this car does in the market.

Despite being a very accomplished car the old Mondeo had seen its market share hugely eroded as customers chose to pay a little more & move to the 3-series class. Let's see if this car can regain some of the lost marketshare.

And I think the styling's not too bad & remember some of the stuff like the triangular vents etc. was introduced first on the Ford S-Max MPV concept before the Civic came along.
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Finally a new sedan that is not particularly quirky!
Fully agree with this statement.

The current crop of sedans that we have been getting have everything (well, almost everything), but good looks. This Mondeo has it. Man, it looks good.

Am no Ford fan and will most probably never buy one (unless Honda / Suzuki close shop), but have to give credit where it is due. This is a stunner.

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Old 29th September 2006, 14:54   #23
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Hey Shan2nu, no offense meant but is there a button that makes you take off at anything that carries "Ford" on it? I mean, there is life beyond Honda you know....... Seems like a pretty decent design to me but that's my opinion only & you're entitled to yours as well
Everybody has a button, you just need someone to push it. Ford did it this time, God knows who might be next. LOL

Like you said, everyone is entitled to his own opinion. And what i said was what i felt about it.

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Everybody has a button, you just need someone to push it. Ford did it this time, God knows who might be next. LOL

Like you said, everyone is entitled to his own opinion. And what i said was what i felt about it.

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New Ford Mondeo

As Ford pulled the wraps off the eagerly anticipated new Mondeo, we were there to see it first

By Sam Hardy
27th September 2006
Fresh face
Smooth nose of new Mondeo incorporates triangular styling touches and Fordís corporate three-bar grille. LCD tail-lights, roof spoiler and smart alloys help to provide a racy look


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The car makes its public debut at the Paris Motor Show this week, and heralds the dawn of a new era for the hard-pressed firm
Boasting sporty looks, lots of luxurious equipment and a high-quality interior, the revised Mon­deo is Ford's best hope of attracting customers back to the sector

Read on over<A href="http://URL="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/202919/new_ford_mondeo.html#" target=_blank>[/URL"] here
Looks gorgeous. Resembles an Aston Martin, if I do say so myself.
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Old 29th September 2006, 16:19   #26
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the side profile of the mondy really makes it look like the new Lexus IS, which is a rocking design... i guess in person this car will look better than in pics... i second GTO on wishing it was RWD !
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So when is this 'new Mondeo' coming to India ??
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Old 29th September 2006, 23:39   #28
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Looks pretty aggressive...but whats up with those triangular vents??? They look damn weird!!!
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wow...looks gr8 for us...but do u really think we(indians) going to put our money on such a funny looking thing...i wouldnt....looks gr8...but wont sell in numbers in india
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I am surprised to see one thing , Mondeo really enjoys a cult status like Evo , Coz when I had posted news on Subaru , people hardly responded.....hmmm...I thing mondeo needs to re consider their car for the market...
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