Originally Posted by fordmike65
I just don't really dig the Mondeo. Looks like a damn Contour. I know all the WRC cars were 4WD, but the production vehicles would have been FWD.
'Cos they are the same car!
Mondeo (Monde = world in French) was Ford's first "world car" platform. They gave it a few different details and called it the Contour for the US market.
I think it was something of a failure in the US - a Mondeo is a large family car in Europe, in the US I assume it's seen as rather small.
Sadly touring cars in the UK are a mere shadow of what they were in the 90s, and a shadow of the shadow they were in the mid noughties! Can't think of any cars I'd like to see from the current crop that haven't already been made by someone already. I'm a SEAT owner but find the Leon very uninspiring, especially with that stinking diesel lump under the bonnet.
The only current FWD cars that I find at all interesting are the Renaultsport Clio, and the JDM Civic Type R. Everything else is seriously compromised.
Stick with the re-release shells Tamiya!