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FORD MONDEO Hatchback 2000‑2007
349 owner reviews for FORD MONDEO Hatchback 2000‑2007
Great Car to drive shame about the niggles
FORD MONDEO 2.0TD Ghia 5dr (Review date: 19th January '12)
I have owned this Mondeo 20TDCi for 6 years and and have covered 60,000 miles now showing 75,000 on the clock. Car has been main dealer serviced from new.
Whats great still drives as well as the day I bought it brilliant on the motorway quiet refined comfortable for its size very econonmical 50mpg easily acieved up to 56 on a motorway run,loads of room inside and plenty of space for all our luggage bodywork is excellent no rust paint does tend to chip so it is wise to keep a check on it, Ghia Spec is excellent 6disk Sony CD, Climate control auto lights Etc, I do find the auto wipers annoying espeacially in foggy weather bit of a gimic ditto the auto dim rear view mirror. No major mechanical problems at all just normal wear and tear one set of discs and pads one back box, two front shocks and a rear leaf spring I blame traffic calming on my drive to work 10 miles through various villages.
Whats not so good is the niggling faults which seem very expensive to fix factory fitted reversing sensors have failed 5 times in 6 years cost either £120 or £160 to mend each time, 2x plastic door liners failed causing soaked carpets £200 to fix, boot catch failed another £200. other fixed servicing costs reasonable circa £200-£250. Overall opinion a great car let down a little due to poor build quality in some areas.
Mondeo is a great car
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 LX 5dr (Review date: 18th January '12)
I have driven Fords for many years. In the police we found they were the only car that could stand the pressure of 24/7 use. I have had several makes of cars over the years but now I am back with a Ford, this time the Mondeo with a 2ltr diesel engine. I chose this car as I wanted good miles per gallon and this gives it. I wanted power to overtake and the Mondeo is not bad. I also wanted to get my fishing gear in without losing the front two seats and the Mondeo five door allows this along with the other gear I need. I wanted a comfortable ride and the Mondeo gives a sure footed feel while travelling country lanes or motorways. I wanted cheaper road tax and insurance which the Mondeo provides.
Great cars, but Fords always are, I think.
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 Zetec 5dr  (Review date: 18th January '12)
FORD MONDEO 2.2TDCi 155 Titanium X 5dr (Review date: 18th January '12)
My 2.2 TDCI Titainium X is a great all rounder, plenty of shove when required and 50mpg on a run.
It practical, I have carried an unbelievable amount of stuff in it from garden waste to writing desks. who needs an estate?
I've had the car for 3 years, commuting, town runabout and business trips, 10 hours behind the wheel one dismal friday and I was still comfortable at the end of that LONG day.
My biggest downer on this car is that car parking spaces are getting too small and getting hit by doors is an all too often occurance.
Mondeo TDCi 2.2 ghia x 2007
FORD MONDEO 2.2TDCi 155 Ghia X 5dr (Review date: 18th January '12)
This is probably the best car we could have to suit our needs.
We tow a large caravan and most of the time you would not even know it is there.
The car pulls with no effort.
Up hill is not a problem and we have the power to overtake when necessary.
Economy wise it is by far the most economical car we have ever had, even when towing.
The only downside for me is the leather interior, it is cold in Winter and hot and sweaty in Summer especially on long journey's.
The air con is great.
It's a sheep in wolves clothing!!
BMW Drivability for Ford money!!!
FORD MONDEO 2.0TD Ghia 5dr (Review date: 17th January '12)
Fantastic family car that drives and handles better than some hot hatches I have owned in the past, whilst still being able to carry 5 adults in supreme comfort with a boot big enough for everything you need for a weekend away.
My car was an early TDDI so not as great economy as you get from a later TDCI but had the more reliable mechanical Fuel injection system. My car averaged 39mpg which I thought was good with 150k miles under its belt.
The only reason I sold this car was because I wanted a new car with lower mileage.
Reliability wasn't great and I had a bill for over £600 for a new Clutch and Dual mass Flywheel. (Common problem so i am told) I also had to replace 3 rear brake calipers over 24 months. And I also had to have front springs replaced.All in all i spent over £2000 on repairs and servicing over 3 years. All in all the car was high mileage and other than these complaints I really loved this car especially its heated front screen and comfy seats.
One of the most Under-rated cars ever.
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 Zetec S 5dr  (Review date: 17th January '12)
Great value for money but very under-rated. This family car is very economical and very practical. You get 50-60 mpg, which is a big plus with the cost of fuel these days!!! With plenty of space inside for passengers and good boot space, the mondeo offers you a lot. If you have 2 children, the estate model may suite you better, but the engine in these are incredibly reliable and well built. A pleasure to drive and the 6th gear for motorway driving is the best thing ever, along with the cruise control!! Not a used car to be over looked!
Bangernomics without the "banger"!
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 Ghia 5dr  (Review date: 16th January '12)
A basic car just to pop from A to B in? Yes.
A luxury car for munching motorway miles? Absolutely.
A sporty car for throwing a tad carelessly through some twisty B roads? Can do. Sort of.
Whilst searching for one, you will need to wade through a lot of high-mileage tatty models before you find the gems. The high number of base-specification models on the market is due to companies often giving them to the junior sales rep, who used them as workhorses on the weekend.
If you want quality and refinement, you will need to search a little harder, like I did.
I found for sale an ex-management-fleet car; a '55 plate, in metallic black and it was the "Ghia" spec: four electric windows, air conditioning, cruise control, a six-stack CD player, that all important heated front screen, and electric seats. It's done 130,000 miles, but every single one of those miles had been documented by Travis Perkins.
I traded in my old car for £495, which meant I parted with just £2,000 of my finest pounds, for this high spec 6 year old car.
It looks and drives like a car with 60,000 on the clock. Steering is precise, plenty of grip, which makes me confident driving on the back-roads, but then on the motorways the car settles down and at 70mph is wonderfully comfortable and virtually silent, and with cruise control on, doesn't take long to notch up 50mpg, even fully loaded with five adults and their luggage.
And when fully loaded, the 130bhp and silly-torque means you can even accelerate briskly into gaps should you want to perform a quick overtake.
I gave it four stars for practicality, only because it's NOT the cavernous estate. The hatchback's boot is more than enough for the average family who aren't planning on moving pianos about!
And as for reliability, well I've not put many miles on it thus far, but it's been faultless since purchase 3 months ago. A quick tip though: ensure there's history or signs that the Dual Mass Flywheel has been changed. They are the Mondeo's weakness, and DMFs can fail after 60-70,000 miles, resulting in an £800 bill.
The market has a model for every person out there, they just all need finding. It is genuinely hard to think of a better all-rounder that suits the masses than the Ford Mondeo.
Mr A Smith
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 Zetec S 5dr [6 Euro 4] (Review date: 16th January '12)
Generally very pleased with all round economy, comfort, performance, handling and very versatile hatchback boot. It is used on a daily basis with short journeys to work and back by my wife and running the children around in the evenings and weekends. I do notice smoke from exhaust in darkness when applying full throttle but after speaking to our local garage apparently it is quite normal? I have owned the car for 16 months and it has done 80k. Negative point it requires a dual mass clutch retailing at around £800 fitted which is more money than I spent on my previous 1999 Zetec 2.0 petrol mondeo in over 7 years. Warning signs for wearing dual mass clutch which is not unique to Fords is a squeak when down changing gears, rattle noise under bonnet which disappears by applying 200 rpm and eventually the starter motor will fail. Putting that aside this would not put me off buying another diesel Ford for it's all round plus points.