I recently went on a road trip across Europe with 9 others including a permaban off here that I won't mention as don't want to break rules. I thought some people might appreciate seeing pics/report as we have put together a website detailing the trip Route was basically UK-Dover-Belgium-Lux-Germany-Austria-Switzerland-Italy-S.France-France-UK via 16 days
Basically we bought a 1997 Mondeo for £200 just before the trip and it performed admirably, no problems whatsoever even in the 3000 miles in 2 weeks it covered. A bit thirsty, but OK never the less. So good in fact we are going to take it to Munich for Oktoberfest shortly!
I'm told that inspiration for this website was from Dazultra's excellent euro-trip website.
Hope you enjoy