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FORD MONDEO Hatchback 2000‑2007
348 owner reviews for FORD MONDEO Hatchback 2000‑2007
Mondeo 2004 TDCI 130
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 Zetec 5dr  (Review date: 5th April '14)
I bought this car as a shopping trolley for my wife, I got it very cheap for an 04 but it had done 150,000 miles. Now this would certainly put some people off but let me tell you these cars if correctly serviced can cover immense mileages. The car has now done a staggering 290,000 miles and is still going strong. It obviously has required some maintenance during this time but only consumable items like tires brake pads front exhaust section and the like. The main failure has been a starter motor but given its mileage and the vast amount of times this car must have been started I don't think I can complain. The Mondeo is unjustifiably given some bad press due to the usual failures ie injectors clutch EGR valve but these items also fail on far more expensive machinery at much lower mileages and often cost considerably more to replace.All in all it is a very capable economical and cheap car to run. I would defo buy another but would never buy new the depreciation is terrible, but then that means you get outstanding value in the used market. As with most cars the later the model the better it will be. Remember the TDCi 2.0 engine has chain driven cams which is one the reasons they will cover immense mileages. I hope this short review assists your decision on whether to purchase a Mondeo TDCi or not. Please remember my views and opinions are based solely on my own experience and may not reflect the experiences of others.
Great Family Car and Very Reliable
FORD MONDEO 1.8 LX 5dr (Review date: 17th February '14)
Ive owned a ford mondeo for over 3 years and cant think of a bad thing to say really. The reliability is great, over the past 3 years all i have had to do is get a couple of tires and replace the Ignition coil which cost me £20 and took 2 mins to replace. The car is great for family use, we had 2 children and there was plenty of space it also has a great size boot.
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 Zetec 5dr  (Review date: 23rd December '13)
2nd Mk3 I've owned and I'd buy another.
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 115 Zetec 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 11th December '13)
This is the 2nd Mondeo I've owned (previous model 05 Ghia 2.0 tdci, written off by someone driving into it whist parked) and for the money it is a great car to drive and own, I do a lot of town driving and I get 40-43 mpg and 55+mpg on the motorway.
Very comfortable on long trips (I'm 6ft 4in) and with a roof book it can take a family of 4 on a week or two holiday no worries, plenty of room in the back for the kids.
My only regret with this car is that I didn't hold out and get another Ghia or Ghia X but I got this Zetec at a good price with only 80000k on it, but I do miss the 6cd stereo.
Overall I'm very pleased with this car and found it a better than the Audi A4 and VW Passat that I test drove whilst looking for a replacement for my 1st Mondeo Mk3.
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 Zetec 5dr  (Review date: 22nd September '13)
Had this car from 4 years old, 70,000 miles until today - currently 9 years old and 120,000.
Had one breakdown in that entire time, and that was the back box exhaust bracket failing. Not a single other problem.
Drives very well - comfy on long trips - cruise control is excellent.
I do a mix of motorways and local roads to get to work, and get ~55mpg according to the onboard readout.
Looking to buy a new car now, and the new Mondeo is certainly on my list of targets.
Reliable but poorest built quality on the market.
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 115 Zetec 5dr (Review date: 22nd August '13)
I've owned a mondeo mk3 for 4 month. The good side: economical, not bad to drive. The bad part: this car is very poorly made, cheap noisy plastics everywhere. It feels like driving a matchbox. I didn't feel safe at all. From outside looks ok, but the interiour useless and ugly. Every material used inside the poorest quality you've ever seen.The gear change is very stiff.. forget the 1st gear. Retro Light bulbs (unbelievable) behind the dashboard ... shock! Not comparable with my previous car. The vectra c was 2 years older but in technology 10 years ahead of the ford. If you would like to enjoy and love your car. Don't buy it. Avoid.
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 115 LX 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 2nd August '13)
bought mine in 2009 at 3 years old and had nothing but problems. after spending over fifteen hundred pound on repairs to pulleys, belts and steering rack the fuel pump completely disintegrated into a million pieces, wiping out the injectors, all fuel lines and even the fuel tank. left with yet another repair bill this time of over three thousand from Ford, I happily saw it off to the local breakers and had to take a total loss of around eight thousand .
Never again will I buy a Ford.
Ford Mundano 130 TDCi
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 Zetec 5dr (Review date: 5th June '13)
The design of the MK3 Mondeo is nearing fifteen years old now but is still looking fairly sharp, if not a little dated. They do seem to stand the test of time, mine is eleven year old and is still looking pretty new both inside and out. (apart from some rust creeping in).
The 130 TDCi engine provides plenty of power and torque and still returnes 45-50 MPG easily through normal driving.
These engines are renowned for suffering with problems with injectors, I was left with a four hundred pound garage rage bill recently for replacement of one of the injectors.
Apart from the injectors, parts seem to be fairly cheap, but seem to munch through brake discs at an alarming rate.
If you are considering a MK3 Mondeo, go for the 6-Speed over the 5-Speed 'box. The 5-Speed seems way low geared.
For a family hatchback, handling is fantastic and quite involving, though the suspension can seem a little hard over the smaller bumps and potholes.
The Mondeo can't be faulted for the layout with a decent driving position and plenty of boot space (and rear legroom, the sort of stuff criticised on modern cars these days). The dash is nicely layed out, if lacking a bit of style, but is made from quality plastics.
For the prices these can be picked up now for, they are definatley worth a look. I'm bored with mine now, I shouldn't be, I fancy something a bit warmer now.
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 115 Zetec 5dr (Review date: 13th May '13)
Very good car
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 Ghia X 5dr (Review date: 8th February '13)