In exclusive middle class model Mondeo of concern Ford since 1993 «drags chestnuts from fire». It was no time is developed and advertised in quality of "the world car». Since November, 2000 there was on start a first new variant Mondeo. Developed technically and visually according to the European sight at the car «фигуристый» and with new design of edges Ford quite successful «in language of forms» the recruit has approached to a starting strip in a new millenium.
With the advent of Mondeo the drive on back wheels has completely disappeared also to this day obligatory for middle class Ford. A remarkable stroke: professional drivers-verifiers consider 2000 Mondeo as the car «with exemplary properties»: he specifies a direction to the European contenders who in comparative tests were till now «a readout measure», irrespective of start. Mondeo convinces us of it on curriculums, at movement on narrow small streets, during tests of brake system, similarly, as well as parametres of passengers capacity and equipment level – and it is all on purchasing or to cost prices which are «the higher class» in exclusive middle class.
Besides, manufacturer Mondeo there and then receives a title «the European car number 1»: it became effective "response" in the advertising relation 23-chlennogo the international expert jury which have chosen Mondeo in quality of "the best automobile novelty of 2002».
Otherwise, in comparison with predecessors, buyers have concerned a choice of a variant of a body for the Mondeo – a four-door body with the corner expressed behind between glass of a back and a luggage carrier, a five-door body with hollow a going down roof or the five-door versatile person with a body (Turnier). In variants of equipment Ambiente, Trend and Ghia, and also «six engines» executes Ford Mondeo the most part of wishes of buyers demanded for this class. For users understanding in comfort in Mondeo about 107 kw (145 h.p.) and 2-litre engine Duratec-HE company Ford offers practical service in replacement of the lever of a gear change on switching lever with automatics regulated by the electronic block. This "automatics" offers two programs of movement, coupling for blocking of the hydrotransformer, function of a free wheeling and the accelerator for the weakened routeing movement.
As 2000 variants Mondeo left on roads with already "decent" equipment is quite pleasant to understand that the list with wishes of users remained compact. Here besides various wishes on conveniences they put reproach in absence for engines of 92 and 107 kw, for example, the electronic program of stabilisation (ESP) computer-controlled stabilisation (ASR). Fans of a diesel engine and buyers of "small" models with the engine of 81 kw in general should refuse it. 170-strong 2,5-litre Duratec serially tames the electronic program of stabilisation in a limiting zone.
ESP supports the driver in critical road situations target intervention in a running gear. The electronic regulating block checks about 150 times a second conformity of actual dynamic characteristics, finally, with parametres of the management, set directly the driver. If there were divergences with parametres, хранимыми in the onboard computer ESR-system gauges give green light to work to stabilising electronic system: it instantly "tames" a running gear by means of brake influence on separate wheels. In very critical situations ESP also in short term co-ordinates capacity of the engine with current parametres of movement.
ASP effectively works mainly during rough start from a stop for a traffic light or on a smooth surface of a road cloth: it brakes "turned" forward wheels until capacity of the engine without proslipping will be transferred again to road.