Gave up trying to get the wheels off the Caddy then?
They sounded pretty stuck on there from how you described it to me though.
Today I actually gave the Mondeo a proper run on the open road instead of just pootling about in Aberdeen. I visited my parents, who stay about 30-odd miles NW of here.
It performed just as it should. It gathers speed in a very serene manner. No need to really rev it (but it bloody shifts if you do). It accelerates from about 35mph to 60mph in 4th gear quite nicely if you just gently roll on the throttle. It also cruises at 60mph in 6th at barely 2,000rpm. If I wanted to do anything I had to change down to 5th, but it was a lot of fun just doing momentum driving at 60 in 6th.