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I'm interested in buying a mk4.5 mondeo, maybe even an estate. Has to be the coolest estate out their. Currently have one of the oldest mark 4s and need something fresher.
The sport model is crazy money. Its 2 to 3 grand more expensive than standard models.
How much does changing to the sport bumpers and wheels etc cost, will it end up just as expensive.
 

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For a start, what do you actually want, petrol or diesel model

The Titanium X Sport are far more money because they are a far better car in as much how they look and how they are so well equipped and kitted up.

Costs of bumpers and wheels are miniscule to what you need to make the veh into a true "Sport" model.

Shocks and springs are different. Loads of interior stuff including seats are different - it is endless.

Sport body kit and grills are almost impossible to find used and genuine Ford parts are a definite no no

Just invest in a low mileage well looked after one, if you can find one.

Here is my 2011 2 litre petrol ecoboost. Still miss it like crazy. I still see the current owner. It is kept in a heated garage and only 50,000 miles

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As above really. How much have you got to spend? If you're considering an early MK4.5 then note that the timing belt is due at 10 years for the 2.0 and 2.2 diesels, not sure on the petrol models, so worth looking for one that has proof of it being done or factor that cost in if a newer car.

Don't forget that if you modify a car that you'll then have to insure it too, which could add a fair amount depending on your particulars etc.

My car is an early MK4.5 (2011) 2.2 diesel, manual and has some extra options fitted (from factory), such as tinted rear glass, Sat Nav and reverse camera, drivers memory seat (with auto dip wing mirrors when in reverse). It doesn't have the radar cruise control which the blanking plate on the front grille would suggest.

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Yes, hundreds of differences, - including head lights that retail close to a grand each!! - just buy a proper car

Petrol 2 litre ecoboost is a timing chain, no servicing to do (but they can stretch and cause cam sensor probs etc)

Auxillary belts are at 125,000 mls or 10 years, whichever soonest

Also the Getrag Powershift trans requires oil and filter service (a MUST Do) every 3 years or 37,500 miles whichever soonest. If there is no actual INVOICE proof that it has been done on time etc, do not buy it
 

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All your questions have been answered above. I've had and lived 3 tit x sports, a 2.2 diesel manual, a 2.0 ecoboost and a 2.2 diesel auto which was absolutely fully loaded with stuff I didn't know ford did ( rear blinds, active cruise ). They're worth the extra few grand and they're getting rare especially the ecoboost.
 

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My journeys are fairly short which is why I had the 1.8 diesel coz it doesn't have a dpf filter. But no 1.8 in mk4.5 so I was thinking the 2.0 diesel. I've heard dpf they are not bad.
I will be towing a caravan the odd time too and the 2.0 tows more than the 1.8.
All the extras doesn't bother me. Just more to go wrong. To justify changing I wanted something that looked well and not just moving up a few years and still looking similar which is why I was thinking the bumpers and wheels route but if they can't be got second hand and too expensive new im wasting my time. I'll just have to put more till it and get the real thing.
Which engine do you recommend?
In my opinion the 1.8 was brilliant, no dpf, block of egr and change wet belt and I never had to look at her in 5 years and averaging 45 mpg on 5 mile journeys.
 

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Nephew just bought a 2013 Titanium X Sport and to be it was overpriced but he

liked it and was happy to pay theat amount.

As they say its only worth what someone will pay.

As for the spec, my Zetec Business has some better items like the NAV unit.

I expected the X Sport to have that.

The 19" wheels do fill the arches nicely but they made the brakes appear small

to me. With 17's the brakes fill most of the wheel.

Looks nice but I am scrooge. :)
 

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I am currently going through the suspension on a Titanium X Sport as its rear end was rotten (that sounds bad doesn't it!).

As far as I can find reference to the springs are different but the shocks are the same (on a pre facelift 2.0 HDI tit x sport anyway), so it is quite possible to just lower it and get some skirts bumpers and wheels to make it look as it should.

Part Number for the rear springs are:

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From: 19-02-2007 To: 22-12-2014 Saloons, With Standard Rear Shock Absorbers, With Sports Tuned Suspension, Rear Spring Load Class A To G

Maybe different on the 2.2 @ 2.5? Took me a few goes to get that info out of ford, dont have the part numbers for the fronts to hand.

The rest of the toys are nice but tbh retro fitting the lights seats etc would be a massive ball ache and its all just more stuff to go wrong (lights even second hand are £££ and you need all the levelling sensors etc) , all the drive train is exactly the same past the springs in mine at least so should drive more or less the same.

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Not as fancy as above but I like the earlier cars :biggrin:

Final edit:

There are 1.8 Tdci early facelifts
 
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