Not on Trend

Wheels (Australia) - - Head to Heaod -

Our in­tended mid-range Trend ($ 37,290) ended up be­ing a Ti­ta­nium range-top­per, slap­ping on $7000, more weight and big­ger wheels to po­ten­tially com­pro­mise the Trend’s fab­u­lously sup­ple ride. We needn’t have wor­ried, as it turned out, but in­creas­ingly fre­quent rat­tles from the sun­roof blind, glass roof seal and A-pil­lar trim al­most drove us to dis­trac­tion. It also suf­fered from an intermitte­nt elec­tri­cal glitch that af­fected the driver-as­sist sys­tems, voice con­trol, sat-nav and mul­ti­me­dia con­nec­tiv­ity. But with Ford’s com­pletely re-en­gi­neered SYNC3 sys­tem rolling out in Mon­deo from July, such prob­lems should be a thing of the past.

SU­PERB COM­FORT AND OUT­STAND­ING DY­NAM­ICS MAY TAKE YOUR MIND OFF THE MON­DEO’S HARD­DRIVEN THIRST

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